Escape to France or Italy with Marble Tile
What says summer more than two scoops of French vanilla … marble tile? Ooh-la-la! Fewer calories than ice cream and certainly longer lasting, the light, creamy color and subtle veining of this tile looks simultaneously inviting and chic. Perfect for wall, backsplash, and floor tiles, French vanilla or traditional Carrara Italian marble evoke the sophistication of classic European décor that can be blended with contemporary, patterned, or accent tiles and furniture.
Fall in love with where you live – a second time – by incorporating some gorgeous marble tile into your space. At St. Louis Tile, we believe in marble indulgence!
Named after the nearest city of Carrara, Italy (near Tuscany), the well-known and much-loved Carrara tile is mined in the Italian Alps, just as it has been since ancient Roman times. Frosty white with delicate gray veining that’s almost feathery, the ever-distinctive Carrara tile is an affordable luxury for your home, and it’s mined and processed with highly-monitored environmental standards.
Clean and classic with its subtle gray on white coloring, Carrara provides a wonderful backdrop for every design style in any room. Think fireplace walls, bathrooms, kitchens, living and dining rooms – there is no wrong place to add this timeless beauty. Available in mosaics, small, medium, and oversized tiles, as well as slabs for countertops and windowsills, you’ll love it for so many reasons.
French Marble Distinctions
The French also believe in sustainability in manufacturing; their marble tile is no exception. Choose honed or tumbled marble for a smooth matte finish that shows fewer scratches – great for flooring in the bathroom, living room, and entryway, as well as on countertops. Maybe you’re leaning toward polished marble? That smooth, shiny, glossy finish is a rich (yet affordable) addition to walls and backsplashes and adds distinctive character. And the bonus of making a good choice for the planet just adds even more reason to love marble!
Marble Tile Patterns
One of the most beautiful things about marble is the many patterns available to suit your design aesthetic. No two tiles are exactly alike. That makes it easy to create mosaics, which are always a great choice for walls, backsplashes, and even powder room floors. Choose from octagon, bubble, or herringbone patterns, or choose the newest look – hexagon. Mix them with other tiles, like subway or glass, to create your own unique space. Mixing two or three patterns keeps it interesting and reflects your individual style.
If you aren’t sure how to accomplish the look you want using marble and patterns, schedule a free consultation with the St. Louis Tile experts. We’re here to assist you with your design choices to get the look you desire. It’s what we love to do!
Marble Maintenance – To Seal or Not to Seal
Marble, like most stone materials, does require a bit of upkeep, but by selecting the right finish for the area, you’ll save yourself a lot of effort and worry. Highly polished marble may not need to be sealed as often as a matte finish, and as you can imagine, it depends on if it’s on a floor or wall. Even when sealed, be sure to wipe spills and splashes immediately to avoid staining and get the specific details on whether to seal or not at the time you purchase your marble.
Once you choose your tile, we can help you determine the sealer needed and provide the products for the job. We also have a network of installers and contractors who can help you not only install your tile but seal it and clean it when the time comes. Our job is to make your tile project fun, easy, and positive. It truly is amazing what joy and excitement a newly-finished French or Italian marble tile project can bring to our home.
St. Louis Tile Marble Consultation
It’s easy to look online and see what choices are out there (beware of fake marble), but nothing compares to physically seeing the one-of-a-kind veining and feathering in quality marble tile. And, nothing compares to feeling its coolness and being inspired in-person by the sheer significance of the tradition.
To lay your eyes and hands on some marble, visit our incredible showroom in Ellisville for one of the largest in-stock inventories around. We’re here 7 days a week, with extended evening hours, and offer exemplary design services to suit your style. Let us help you love your space again with marble – a luxury meant to be enjoyed. Contact us today for your free consultation, 636-220-3550. We look forward to meeting you!