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Vitrified Tiles vs Marble

Comments(20) Sub Category:Decor,Interior Decor Posted On: Feb 15, 2011

Flooring playing vital role in home decor and choosing right flooring can set the tone of the room. Basically professionals like architect, builders or developers choose the right type of materials to be used as flooring but when it is time to replace or upgrade the flooring, you have to choose one that can do wonders for the décor of your house. The flooring you opt should meet functional and visual requirements of the room.

The right kind of flooring gives your home an enhanced look. Different areas usually require different types of tiles or granite and marbles. Marbles, granite and natural stone tiles are very beautiful but harder to maintain.

  • Marble: Amongst the building stones, marble occupies a unique position. Marble stones consist of limestone that has undergone heat and pressure. Marble is highly durable and resistant to water and grease. While choosing Indian marble for flooring, remember not to choose the extremely shining variety as this attracts more dust and may also develop cracks. As these marbles develop crack easily and need regular polishing, they cannot be used in rooms that are frequently used like bathrooms, kitchen or children’s rooms.
  • Tiles: Tiles are available in varying patterns, designs and utility options. The various types of flooring tiles in India include Ceramic floor tiles, Rustic Tiles, Vinyl, Mosaic and Porcelain tiles. Tiles need to be installed with a lot of care. Any unevenness can cause the tiles to break. Vitrified Tiles do away with some problems found in ceramic tiles. Vitrified Tiles also score on convenient installation, as they are pre-polished and ready to be used.

Vitrified Tiles vs Marble

  • Marble has a relatively lower abrasion resistance (The ability of a material to withstand mechanical action such as rubbing, scraping, or erosion, that tends progressively to remove material from its surface) compared to Vitrified Tiles.
  • Vitrified Tiles have far superior properties compared to marble or natural granite because being a manufactured product their quality is controlled whereas in naturally occurring marble and granite good quality is just a coincidence.
  • Marble yellows over extended time duration whereas Vitrified Tiles retains their color for decades.
  • Polished natural granite shows several surface defects and a good quality is just a matter of chance whereas Vitrified Tiles are guaranteed for consistent good quality.
  • Marble needs regular polishing and develops cracks easily. Main advantages of Vitrified Tiles are they are tougher, rigid and scratch resistant.
  • Marble laying is very cumbersome and time consuming whereas Vitrified Tiles may be laid in a matter of hours and put to use after 48 hours.
  • When comparing with Marble, Vitrified Tiles are not affected by fire and are absolutely fire safe flooring material.
  • Marble shows several surface defects but Vitrified Tiles are guaranteed for consistent good quality and Vitrified Tiles are not affected by the use of hydrochloric acid as a cleaner.
  • Marble is a metamorphic rock made up of calcite where Vitrified Tiles are a man-made product produced by compacting clay dust under enormous pressure into molds.
  • For Cleaning Marble flooring, stone cleaners or mild detergents should be used. But Vitrified Tiles can be washed with any tile cleaner and method.

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20 Responses to “Vitrified Tiles vs Marble”

  1. Excellent information once again! Thanks

  2. Great post, I concur completely and appreciate the time you took to write it. Cheers!

  3. Billy Jacobs says:

    This is great article on marble and tile related story.  Thanks for your great information.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Marble and tiles are extremely durable and resistant to water and fat. Although the choice of Indian marble for flooring, remember not to choose the variety very bright as this attracts more dust and can also develop cracks.

  5. Marble Tile says:

    Marble looks classy rather than a vertified tile. But you have to put some extra money and get a good quality marble to get that premiun feel. Marble is much elegant.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Marble is a metamorphic bedrock composed of calcite with vitrified tiles are produced by manufacturers as-dust-proof adobe in molds astronomic pressure. Natural granite provide the superior of the accomplished product is controlled.

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  8. Fantastic information. Wish i could locate more knowledge similar to this by other people! Thank you

  9. Guest says:

     Great post!

  10. It’s tough to choose between vitrified tiles and marbles both have its pros and cons. They come in a wide array of choices. The decision would be surely based on the personal preferences of the homeowner.

  11. shridhar bhatter says:

    jyada bolne ki jarurat nahi hai.deshi ghee or dalda me jo fark hai wohi marble or vitrified tile me hai.

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  17. abhinaba says:

    i choose vitrified tiles for living rooms and marbel for bathrooms, but what i get: vitrified tiles are bad for unlabelled floor,as a result i get uneven jointings of tiles which create a huge damage to floor’s aesthetic looks.

  18. Anjan Mehta says:

    This is really a very helpful article. This article helps to find out whether we should choose vitrified floors or marble floors.

  19. Radha says:

    very useful post, I found vitrified tiles are very good one :) Thanks for sharing

  20. manu says:

    Hello sir,which is better tiles or marbels please reply

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