At our tile stores in Hialeah, Florida, we often recommend marble-look porcelain tile to our customers. Porcelain offers a wide variety of styles while also proving more durable than other materials, and marble-look is prized because of marble’s rich, elegant appearance.
Today, we’d like to go over one of the newest innovations transforming the way people use marble-look tile slabs in their homes: Natura-Vein™, a stunning innovation from our friends at Atlas Plan.
How Natura-Vein™ Creates More Natural-Looking Marble Veins
Veins are one of the most striking visual aspects of marble. They’re actually formed by water, which makes a path across the stone. While the water evaporates, the minerals that the water was carrying remain, leading to the veiny look.
No two pieces of marble look the same, both because the water makes different paths through different slabs of marble, and also because the color can vary depending on the kind of mineral deposited.
Natura-Vein™ is designed to take this visual element and add it to marble-look tile. Many marble-look slabs already have veins, since it's possible to add a wide variety of designs. However, it’s much less common for marble-look tile to have through-body veins.
This is designed to make the tile appear more natural. Essentially, you’ll be able to see the vein not just on the tile’s surface. It will also be visible on edges or sides, giving it that stunning appearance of natural marble.
This is just one of the many innovations that make us proud to have Atlas Plan as a supplier. If you’re looking for a porcelain that mirrors the texture and appearance of natural stone, you may also be interested in Natura-Body™ tech.
The Benefits of Using Marble-Look Slabs
People love the look of marble: it suggests elegance and is pleasing to the eye. Unfortunately, it can also be difficult to maintain.
This is where porcelain tile slabs come in. A nearly unlimited number of designs can be applied to porcelain, and marble designs are one of the more popular choices. Additionally, many homeowners and designers like the look of slabs, believing they have a cleaner, more natural appearance.
When you choose marble-look porcelain slabs, as opposed to actual marble, you will be able to take advantage of the following benefits:
- Eco-Friendliness – Porcelain is energy-efficient, long-lasting and recyclable. This makes it one of the most eco-friendly materials you can use.
- Easy Maintenance – When you choose porcelain, you get a material that is resistant to water, stains, scratches and more.
- Durability – You can use porcelain in interiors and exteriors, increasing the design possibilities without having to worry about its lifespan.
- Safety – The tile industry offers provides transparent information about slip resistance. When you choose porcelain, you also get a material that doesn’t upset allergies.
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