Best for floors, this colorful stone gives rooms a luxurious look. Marble tiles are commonly used in living rooms and bathrooms. You may also wish to consider marble benchtops for bathrooms and marble flooring for hallways. Marble is a classic material that has an immediate impact, and creates an atmosphere of elegance wherever it is used. Here at RMS, we have one of the widest range of high quality natural stone products. Please see some of the best quality marble tiles we carry below.
Projects Using RMS Marble Tiles
Are you not sure how to source high quality marble? Do you want to choose from one of the widest ranges in Australia? Would you like to see and touch before you buy it? Would you like expert advice about design and maintenance? We can help! Contact us below.
More About Marble Tiles
Real marble tiles have a beautiful, unique look like no other surface, with all their whirling patterns and shade variations. But the same patterns that make marble beautiful can be a real headache to match from tile to tile.
Types of Surface Finishings
An experienced stonemason is also the best person to lay your stone tiles. His expertise will make your project look great. He knows not to tile just one box at a time but to blend them so the mix is uniform. More sophisticated work may require your contractor to dry lay the stone for your approval prior to fixing them to the surface. Ceramic tiles on the other hand are easy to lay – one box at a time…..
Knowledge Base: Marble is a metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite. Marble may be foliated. Geologists use the term “marble” to refer to metamorphosed limestone; however, stonemasons use the term more broadly to encompass unmetamorphosed limestone. Marble is commonly used for sculpture and as a building material.
Marble is a rock resulting from metamorphism of sedimentary carbonate rocks, most commonly limestone or dolomite rock. Metamorphism causes variable recrystallization of the original carbonate mineral grains. The resulting marble rock is typically composed of an interlocking mosaic of carbonate crystals. Primary sedimentary textures and structures of the original carbonate rock (protolith) have typically been modified or destroyed.
Pure white marble is the result of metamorphism of a very pure (silicate-poor) limestone or dolomite protolith. The characteristic swirls and veins of many colored marble varieties are usually due to various mineral impurities such as clay, silt, sand, iron oxides, or chert which were originally present as grains or layers in the limestone. Green coloration is often due to serpentine resulting from originally magnesium-rich limestone or dolostone with silica impurities. These various impurities have been mobilized and recrystallized by the intense pressure and heat of the metamorphism.