marble is one of the most luxurious flooring option. each slab has its own unique veins and patterns.
it provides good indoor air quality and it is scratch resistant. it lasts for ages. as it is a high density stone, it can be used in high-traffic areas.
it is a natural material with a unique appearance.it can be easily polished which makes it smooth and shiny and it is a good conductor of heat, which makes it cool during summers.
granite flooring has become a popular and elegant choice.
granite has excellent hardness and anti-staining properties. it is much harder and stain-resistant than any other material such as marble.
granite can bear any kind of weight which makes it strong. it is a natural stone that makes its lifespan durable and it provides a shiny polish to make it look elegant.
tiles are artificial flooring material manufactured by firing clay at high temperatures.
there will be two types of tiles discussed here –
ceramic tiles are plain clay molded in the shape of a tile and heated to a high temperature inside a kiln. the heat hardens the structure of the tiles and fuses in the color and design of the tile.
ceramic tiles are not very strong. these tiles are also very porous and thus absorb water easily. in order to make them resistant to water they are often glazed.
it is the most common and recommended type of tile.
vitrified tiles undergo a process called vitrification that makes their surface extremely water resistant. this makes the tiles hard and strong, as well as stain resistant.
|parameters||marble flooring||granite flooring||tile flooring|
|ceramic tiles||vitrified tiles|
|look||marble is of various types such as sandstone, composite, and white marble. gloss finished or matte finished.||elegant and sophisticated. varieties such as sleek, high gloss formats, matte and rustic textures.||available in huge varieties of color, pattern and texture. gloss and matte finish.||good reflective properties which makes the floor shiny. large variety of designs, colors and finishes.|
|cost||expensive||expensive as compared to marble||comparatively cheaper than marble and granite.||expensive than ceramic tiles|
|durability||long lasting||more durable than marble.||ceramic tiles are best known for their durability.||vitrified tiles are very durable as compare to ceramic tiles and marble.|
|maintenance||regular cleaning slippery when wet discoloration due to stains.||regular sweeping slippery when wet||easy to clean. less maintenance prone to cracks, chips, and breakage.||easy to maintain but slippery when wet. prone to cracks, chips, and breakage.|
|advantages||scratch resistant sunlight doesn’t cause them to fade||resistant to heat stain resistant||it is dent, scratch and stain resistant.||easy to clean prevents growth of bacteria due to moisture resistance|
|installation||easy to install but charges are high.||easy to install but charges are high.||professional installation is recommended.||easy to install|
|thickness||10 to 20 mm||10 to 25 mm||6 to 7 mm||6 to 7 mm|