How to make the most of your marble tiles
Marble has been the material of choice the world over for thousands of years.
Whether it was the Ancient Greeks who used marble to build the Parthenon in Athens, or the 20,000 craftsmen commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan to build the Taj Mahal in India using a combination of translucent white marble and semi-precious stones, there is no denying the timeless appeal of marble.
Marble for monuments is one thing but when it comes to marble in the home, the question we get asked a lot at Tile Warehouse is how should I style up marble to keep it looking contemporary for years to come? The good news there a variety of ways in which you can complement your marble floors or walls to ensure the natural beauty of this wonderful material shines through for many years to come.
Mix things up
Don’t be afraid to mix things up a little when it comes to marble. It’s hugely versatile and, as such, marble can be paired up with different types of tiles (as well as tiling patterns) to make even more of an impression in your bathroom or kitchen.
Accessorise your marble tiles
Marble pairs beautifully with gold (or brass) fixtures and fittings to create a real sense of opulence. Brass coloured piping in your shower, a vanity unit with gold handles or wall-mounted gold-rimmed mirrors will all add depth to your marble tiles and have your floors and walls literally oozing luxury.
Keep it simple
At the same time, with a material as beautiful as marble, why not keep the design minimal and let the marble speak for itself using cool colours and cool neutrals such as cream, grey or bold whites on other walls in your room.
Combine with wood
Wood, just like marble, is a natural material and, as such, work wells when paired together. Opt for light wood in your chosen room if you want your home to feel bright and breezy or darker woods if you want to add depth as well as warmth to your marble tiles.
Although marble can certainly stand on its own as a beautiful addition to any home, the material also pairs well with a variety of colours if you want to brighten up the place. If you’re after a real pop of colour, try deep shades like emerald green or royal blue. Both will make a statement and add a different dimension without distracting from the marble.
Whatever the look you are hoping to achieve in your home – maximalist or minimalist; classic or contemporary – Tile Warehouse has a wide range of marble effect tiles to suit all tastes as well as budgets.
Need more information?
If you have any questions regarding selecting the right tiles for your home, then feel free to contact our Customer Services team.