Difference Between Tile Flooring & Marble Flooring

Difference Between Tile Flooring & Marble Flooring

In this article difference between tile flooring and marble flooring will be discussed.  You will get to know which is a better option for home.

Tile Flooring

Tiles are precast units of pottery, cement concrete, or terrazzo. They are manufactured in various thicknesses and shapes like square, polygonal, etc.

Precast terrazzo tiles are known as mosaic tiles. Mosaic tiles have to be polished after fixing them in their position. White glazed tiles, manufactured from pottery clay, are used for flooring, W.C., bathrooms, swimming pools and other sanitary blocks.

Tiles do not require any polishing. Tiled flooring only requires hard subgrade which may be in the form of RCC slab or cement concrete.


Advantages Of Tile Flooring

The advantages of tile floor are as follows:

  • Tile floors are non-absorbent.
  • Tile floors are very much durable, extremely tough, and difficult to crack.
  • It comes in a variety of options.
  • Good looking. The appearance of tile floor is very pleasant.
  • Easy to install.
  • It requires less maintenance.
  • Maintenance is easy.
  • Easily Repairable.
  • Quick work.
  • It is environmentally friendly.

Disadvantages Of Tile Flooring

The disadvantages of tile floor are as follows:

  • Very costly both in its initial cost as well as in maintenance.
  • Very slippery when wet.

Marble Flooring

This flooring is very high class and commonly used in places of worship (temples, churches, mosques, etc) and in public buildings having rich specifications.

Marbles are laid on floors just like other tile floors. The surface of the floor is rubbed and polished with the help of a power-driven polishing machine. The resulting surface of the floor is very pleasing and smooth.

The size of marble slabs to be used in flooring depends upon the pattern to be adopted. The slabs for normal works are square or rectangular in shape and their thickness varies from 20 mm to 40 mm.

The flooring is laid on a prepared sub-grade of concrete or RCC slab. In view of the high cost of material, the use of marble flooring in residential buildings is normally restricted to areas like kitchens, bathroom entrances, etc.

Advantages Of Marble Flooring

The advantages of marble floors are as follows:

  • Marble flooring is very durable and can last for ages. It is a heavy stone and can take heavy loads on it.
  • It has a very smooth finish and when polished, it gives a luminous shine.
  • Marble flooring is scratch resistant as well as fire-resistant.
  • It is very easy to clean marble flooring.
  • It is eco-friendly.

Disadvantages Of Marble Flooring

The disadvantages of marble floors are as follows:

  • Inserting marble on floors is very time-consuming and hence requires only skilled technicians and laborers.
  • It is very difficult to change/replace marble flooring once installed.
  • It requires a high degree of maintenance.
  • Marble floors are very slippery when wet.
  • As marbles get very cold in the winter season, they are not suitable in very cold climates.
  • Marbles are much heavier than other tiles. Require more labor for loading.
  • So much waste.

Also Read

Difference Between Marble & Granite
How To Remove Stains From Marble

Granite Flooring – Pros & Cons

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6 thoughts on “Difference Between Tile Flooring & Marble Flooring”

  1. Good information.
    I recently came across spc flooring. Can you please give highlights of this compared to tiles?


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