Marble tiles are not the cheapest construction materials in the world, and rightfully so, since these materials have certain unique advantages and effects that cannot be duplicated by any other natural stone, or other construction material, for that matter. Marble tiles have the ability to improve the aesthetic value of whatever room it is placed in, from your kitchen to your bathroom.
It can come in a variety of colors, shapes and vein designs, giving you a myriad of choices that will help make it fit into your home’s overall design. It creates a visual impact that can enhance a room’s overall design and beauty, but still maintains its functionality and effectiveness for whatever purpose it is used for. Marble tiles can be very durable, and with its hypoallergenic characteristics which help prevent bacteria and germs from surviving on its surface, it is also a great material to use with safety and cleanliness in mind.
The natural stone marble can come from a number of countries, most of which has a massive marble deposit which they quarry and sell in large blocks, exporting them to other countries which in turn supplies the finishing operations on the marble blocks, turning them into the marble products that we have today, such as tiles, slabs and other forms of marble products. Since these marble blocks actually originated from other countries, the marble tile products that we are purchasing can actually cost us a whole lot less if only we are able to purchase them from the countries wherein said marble tiles have originated from, although some factories in these countries may agree to sell the quality marble tiles to you for an affordable price if you buy them in bulk. Nonetheless, certain countries have the luxury of selling these marble products for a whole lot less since they have the raw material in abundance.
One country where you can get quality marble tiles for an affordable price is from China, which is where some of the marble blocks that we use for our marble products came from. Some of the factories in China actually have their own quarries and state of the art equipment that are necessary for extracting the natural stone from the ground, which is why a lot of the finished imported marble products that we have today have actually been manufactured in this country. Since these factories are able to develop new and improved ways and techniques of effectively and efficiently manufacturing marble products, they have contributed to the lowering of the prices of the finished marble products while still maintaining its quality.
You can also get quality marble products from other countries, such as Mexico, the former Soviet Union, even in Spain, since these countries also have an abundance of the marble deposits. Originally, quality marble tiles originated from Italy only, but that was before when it was the only country which had a massive marble deposit that they were able to quarry in order to produce quality marble blocks which in turn was manufactured into marble products that we have today.
Unless you live near a quarry, all of the marble blocks that we use need to be imported from these countries, but since there is a big improvement in the number of countries that are able to supply other countries with marble blocks, there is now an abundance in marble tile designs and variety based on color, size, shape and design patterns, giving you a chance to find the ones that will best fit into your home.
Source by Vanessa A. Doctor