Marble is a high-end material that is popular for its stunning luxurious beauty, it continues to be one of the biggest interior design trends and it shows no sign of slowing down! There are many reasons why designers love working with marble, it can create cutting-edge walls and floors with impeccable appeal making it one of the most interesting and versatile trends. Traditionally, marble is thought of as being historic, playing a huge role in Greek, Roman, and Egyptian history. However, marble embodies enough character and personality that it is now used for modern applications.
Affordable Porcelain Marble
Almost everyone loves marble, but not everyone can afford it in their homes. Affordable alternatives like marble effect tiles are now widely available and it’s actually very difficult to tell the difference. Marble effect porcelain has become incredibly popular as it combines the amazing look of marble with sturdy, low-cost porcelain that’s denser and less porous than real marble, making it ideal for areas of the home where marble generally isn’t recommended, like steamy kitchens and humid bathrooms. For those with a lower budget, marble effect porcelain is definitely worth considering!
Versatility & Flexibility
Marble is a natural rock and each piece comes with its own unique coloring and style. Veining and subtle color shading results in an appealing overall look and thanks to new technology and digital printing we can get the same effects of real marble on porcelain alternatives. It is almost impossible to tell the difference. However, we are seeing a return to soft color tones in 2018 and these neutral finishes in marble allow their natural beauty to shine through. Regardless of whether you’re going for a modern or traditional look, porcelain marble such as our Marvel collection definitely brings a touch of glamour and timeless charm.
Colour & Size
Natural, earthy hues such as whites, greys, beiges, and browns are the most common colours of marble. They are subtle and understated, and can easily be paired with practically any colour, or even any other materials such as wood. For those looking for something a little bolder and more vibrant, digitally-printed marble effect porcelain can offer many colour variations. Polished marble, complemented with attractive grey and white veining is great for lighting up a bathroom, while marble tiles with a dark veining add a rich complexity and mood.
Bigger tiles with less grout are in high demand, due to its striking appearance and ease of cleaning, however small and exquisite wall tiles, can add glamour by reflecting light making them akin to jewels on the wall.
Choosing Porcelain Marble
There are endless types of both natural marble and marble look porcelain tiles to choose from, suitable for almost any room. Porcelain marble tiles can offer the best of both worlds, with the incredible look of real marble and the resilience and hard wearing nature of porcelain. Nemo Tile has many collections of porcelain marble alternatives to choose from, contact one of our specialists to learn which tile is right for you.