Marble turns out to be one of the best flooring materials you can use to give your rooms that natural, sophisticated and luxurious look. Indeed marble flooring has become very popular right across the world. It is however important to note that there are different types of marble and each of them transforms the look of a room in different ways since they are available in different colours and hues including red, green, white, brown and black among other colours.

Marbles are generally grouped into three; Magnesium, Dolomite and Calcite. While Magnesium is made up of anything between 5% and 40% Magnesium, Dolomite is made up of 40% Magnesium carbonate. On the other hand, Calcite contains a maximum of 5% Magnesium carbonate. Although there are very many types of marble that you can use, below are some of the most popular.

Carrara – This type of marble is very common in both Roman and Greek statues and fountains. Not only is it the lightest of all marbles but also pure white.

Breccia – This is one type of marble that is available in different colours including red and deep brown. Apart from floor, this type of marble is also used on counter tops.

Calacatta – This type is similar in many ways to Carrara. It however has different characteristics. Of the two, Calacatta is bolder and has visible lines. It also turns out to be warmer than Carrara.

Limestone – Limestone is probably the most common marble flooring materials available. It can be beige or tan and does very good when used on bathroom floors. It however turns out to be soft and porous, making it highly susceptible to damage.

Beautiful onyx marble flooring in living room with hammock chair and black ratan sofa and sliding glass doors

Beautiful onyx marble flooring in living room with hammock chair and black ratan sofa and sliding glass doors

Beautiful white marble tiles living room seaters and sliding glass windows plaster of paris ceiling

Beautiful white marble tiles living room seaters and sliding glass windows plaster of paris ceiling

Chess board white and black marble tiles design Victorian style staircase and paintings on the walls

Chess board white and black marble tiles design Victorian style staircase and paintings on the walls

contemporary matte beige marble tiles flooring for small apartment with white patio doors and traditional staircase

contemporary matte beige marble tiles flooring for small apartment with white patio doors and traditional staircase

contemporary pattern marble flooring with black sliding glass doors and staircase and marble walls

contemporary pattern marble flooring with black sliding glass doors and staircase and marble walls

Modern marble floor huge glass doors with screen and chandelier for living room

Modern marble floor huge glass doors with screen and chandelier for living room

Modern colorful marble for big space interior with beige marble backlash on the walls

Modern colorful marble for big space interior with beige marble backlash on the walls

Luxury carrara marble flooring for spacious living room with printed tile in center with sofa wset with chaise

Luxury carrara marble flooring for spacious living room with printed tile in center with sofa wset with chaise

customized blue and copper marble tiles for modern kitchen with black wood cabinets and marble countertops

customized blue and copper marble tiles for modern kitchen with black wood cabinets and marble countertops

Cozy marble floor designs with patio furniture three stars for exquisite vast homes

Cozy marble floor designs with patio furniture three stars for exquisite vast homes

Piano room with luxurious marble flooring chandelier modern sofa set and white patio sliding glass door

Rectangular marble for small space living room golden marble ceiling and white sofa with chaise

Rectangular marble for small space living room golden marble ceiling and white sofa with chaise

 

A common trend that has emerged in marble flooring is where homeowners do not use actual marble but cultured marble instead. Cultured marble simply refers to a mixture of marble dust and cement in proportions.

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