Marble pavers for flooring or walling can be an easy, classic way of adding luxury to any space. The use of marble brings sophistication to an area and creates a feeling of class and space. Popular uses for marble paving include customization to home kitchens and bathrooms, to commercial areas such as office foyers and high end fashion shops. Customization is always unique when using natural marble as no two tiles will be the same.
Marble paving also has health benefits – marble is a natural stone and can essentially eliminate microscopic particles and germs if cleaned properly. The formation and veining of marble pavers are created through the ageing process when iron oxide, clay and silt blend with carbonate minerals. Marble pavers are made up of various sized crystals which in turn create variances in colour, this is due to the impurities that are present during the formation. Hence, marble can be white, gray, black, red, green, pink, banded and mottled. The purest calcite marble is white in colour.
Harmony Stone Gallery is a leading importer of marble paving and provides a range of marble pavers that you can view here on our website, or preferably visit our Sydney showroom and view the grandeur of marble tiles for yourself.
Common Sizes for Marble Pavers
Ideally indoor Marble floor tiles should be less than 20mm thick. For use on bathroom walls the ideal thickness is 12mm. If used outdoors as a paver 30mm thickness is recommended unless laid on a concrete base where a thinner Marble paver may be used.
Marble pavers come in a variety of sizes and thickness. Most common sizes for indoor flooring, walls and paving are 400mm x 400mm, 600mm x 400mm and French Patterning.
Larger and smaller tiles are available usually as a special order. Thickness will increase generally from 12mm for wall tiles, up to 20mm for floor tiles and 30mm for pavers.
Common Surface Finishes for Marble Pavers
Polished: The marble is sanded and polished, producing a shiny look
Honed: The surface of the paver is sanded to create a matte finish
Tumbled: Marble is tumbled with gravel and bearings, giving it a rough, aged appearance
Brushed: Using wire brushes to give the surface a worn, textured surface