The hottest look for kitchen and bathroom renovationsis marble. This sleek, white stone has seeped into every HGTV show and onto millions of Pinterest boards because of its upscale appearance, glass-like texture, and clean appearance. It is certainly a beautiful choice, but it might not be the most practical, especially considering the unavoidable moisture and heat in kitchens and bathrooms. Marble, although lovely, is a porous material that requires quite a bit of upkeep to shield the delicate surface from water damage -- which is likely if you are installing it in a room with lots of sinks and steam. It is also a pricey material because of the current demand. Still love the look of marble but don't want to be bogged down by the expense or upkeep?
Porcelain tile is more durable than marble and requires less maintenance. During the manufacturing process, porcelain is fired at a high temperature, which strengthens it and allows the tile to withstand water, heat, and cold. What does this have to do with the marble look we discussed earlier? Because this is a man-made material, color additives are included as well and can imitate a natural stone. So you can get the look and feel of marble with a porcelain tile, but you don't have to worry about water or heat damage if you fail to maintain your stone properly. Porcelain tileis a more affordable choice than marble as well.
So if you want to incorporate the trendy look of marble but save yourself time and money as well, consider opting for a marble-look porcelain time.Contact usat D&B Tile Distributors, visit one of our nine tile store locations conveniently located near you in South Florida or one of our authorized dealers to get the look today.