Make a Statement with Marble Effect Tiles
You don’t have to spend a fortune to create a stunning marble style interior, with marble-effect tiles being a much more budget-friendly option. Find out how to make a statement with marble effect tiles..
Marble has been used in architecture and interior design for centuries. Its hardwearing properties mean it has been widely used in buildings, sculptures and monuments, gracing some of the world’s most beautiful structures including the Taj Mahal, the Duomo of Florence and The Washington Monument.
Since the 70s, marble decor has been a prominent feature of interior design and its popularity is ever increasing. From luxurious marble flooring and kitchen countertops to bathrooms and other home accessories, marble is a go-to material to add an element of luxe to your home.
That said, marble has a reputation for being one of the most expensive materials to use in interior design, but you can still get the luxurious look without heavy investment by using marble-effect tiles.
Is Marble Worth The Investment?
Known for its timeless beauty and elegant finish, marble has the ability to add grandeur to any space. Its beautiful natural markings and veinings complement a wide range of interiors, however, marble is not known for being a budget-friendly option. Marble tiles are, on average, slightly more expensive per square metre than porcelain or ceramic tiles so it is certainly an investment that should be considered carefully.
Before investing in a marble bathroom or kitchen, you should also ensure you’re prepared for the upkeep and careful maintenance required to keep it looking its best.
As a relatively soft and porous stone, when left unprotected, marble can be prone to chipping and staining. Whether you opt for a honed or polished finish, it will require extra care to prolong its lifetime. Without the proper care and maintenance, marble can be left looking less than luxurious.
Why Choose Marble Effect Tiles?
That’s where marble-effect tiles come in. They offer the practical properties of porcelain tiles, but with the timeless aesthetics of marble, making them the perfect alternative option.
Marble-effect tiles also require far less maintenance and are more hardwearing than natural marble; unlike marble’s porous nature, porcelain marble-effect tiles won’t soak up stains or scratch as easily.
While natural marble can be notoriously high-maintenance, marble effect tiles require little upkeep to preserve their attractive looks; just clean them regularly as you would with other tiles to keep them looking great for years to come.
Good to know: Tile Giant have a great range of cleaning products available to keep your tiles in top condition.
You don’t have to spend a fortune to create a stunning marble style interior, with marble-effect tiles being a much more budget-friendly option. Our large format marble effect tiles start from as little as £50 per square metre and effortlessly cover large areas.
Introducing the Marbore Range
Our Marbore tiles are a natural stone-effect porcelain tile which offer the classic and sophisticated look of marble, without breaking the bank.
Marbore tiles will create a timeless, stunning look in your home and can be used to make a real statement, with their 60x120cm large format shape in a brightening white shade and striking grey marble-effect veining.
These tiles are suitable for both walls and floors and whilst they are ideally suited to bathrooms, they can also be used in kitchens, hallways and conservatories alike. Whilst Marbore can be used to make a statement, the white and grey shades found in the tiles are neutral enough to complement any area of your home.
The Marbore marble-effect tiles combine the classic look of marble with the practicality of porcelain tiles for an easy to maintain option that will look great for years to come.
How to Get the Marble Look with Marbore Tiles
The striking marble effect of the Marbore tiles can be used to create a bold and luxe feel in any room. Whilst these tiles would look beautiful in kitchens or hallways too, we think they look most at home in a bathroom.
Here’s how we’d style the Marbore tiles in a bathroom to create a contemporary yet luxurious look at a much lower cost.
We’ve used the Marbore tiles on both the walls and floor to make a sophisticated statement. To continue the opulent and expensive feel, we’ve added hints of brushed gold through fittings and fixtures like taps and lighting.
We’ve opted to add dark contrasts with a black panelled shower door and pendant light fitting for an elegant look with a contemporary twist. Finally, to make the room feel welcoming and homely, we added soft furnishings like towels and bathmats in cool-grey tones to complement the marble veining elements in the tiles.
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Why Tile Giant?
We offer extremely competitive pricing on our entire range of tiles and our Marbore tiles are both competitive for retail and trade.
Our stock is widely available in our 90+ showrooms which are open to browse at your leisure.
Alternatively, if you’d prefer to shop our tiles online, we can supply you with up to 3 free cut samples delivered for free.
Not only that but Tile Giant also offer a buyback service on any unused tiles (T&Cs apply), meaning you get great value for money.