Natural Marble vs Laminate Marble

If you’re installing new countertops or remodeling an existing kitchen, choices abound for countertops. Laminate is widely used around the country. However, if you don’t want to go that route, marble tiles have attributes that laminates lack. Both have advantages and disadvantages that can make all the difference. SKIN DEEP BEAUTY Homeowners love the look of marble. The traditional elegance of marble can make all the difference in resale value…

Marble Flooring – Checkerboard

Black and white checkerboard floors first appear in European paintings in the 15th century, but the pattern’s origins lie long before that, in ancient artifacts from Iranian ceramic vessels to Roman paved floors. Here is a quick look at the history of checkerboard floors. The checkerboard pattern dates back thousands of years. Staggered squares of light and dark was a visual motif on the pottery and textiles of many cultures,…

Black and White Marble Floor Tiles

Black and white marble floor tiles have been popular for a hundred years and more. It is still a classic good look for Victorian and Edwardian houses. But with a little creativity, the style can work well in more modern houses and it doesn’t have to be limited to a purely black and white colour palette. Black and white chequerboard flooring has been a popular look since Victorian times and…