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Getting The Right Marble Flooring For Your Home
For many the hardest part of putting a marble floor by themselves may not be the actual putting in of the floor. The hardest part may be deciding which floor to put in. This is because there are so many different options that you will need to decide what type of marble floor you will be putting in before you actually go and put in the floor.
What To Get
This is one of the cases where the cheap item is not nearly as good. High quality marble floors last a long time and have a high cost for a reason. In essence, you will get what you pay for. Knowing where to get it and how to get it are two different things. The flooring industry is aware that people are always looking for a deal and will offer low end products at discount rates to get you in the door. They also know that if you really like what you have and want to upgrade, you will be back.
Compare and contrast the different suppliers as well as where the marble is coming from that will go on your floor. Know if it is more likely to crack or if it has poor coloring because of the region, or the type of marble that it is. Make sure that what you are getting is authentic as well. You do not want to end up with marble that will fade or crack, because you did not do your homework.
This is not only something that you will need to take into consideration for the tile and marble, but for all aspects of the project you will be doing. Here is not the time to settle or to get cheap. You will not want to have to pull up your tile, because you put in a bad sub floor. You decided to use untreated lumber, or it had a slight warp. These things lead to bigger and more expensive problems if they are not handled right the first time.
Not necessarily buying special order or getting things made specific to your home, but going out and using the right products and taking the time to do the work the right way. Avoiding shortcuts will save you time in both the long and the short term.
Not only will you need to prepare the area that the marble floor will be installed, you will need to prepare yourself for the job ahead. It is going to take time and patience to put in the marble and to insure that it is going in the right way. You may need to place a piece multiple times, but it will be worth when you see what you have accomplished in the end.