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Antique Stone Tile

Updated:2012-10-18 16:10:04
What kind of look would you like best when opt for the stone material surface, modern or antique? If the answer is the later one, a wise option of tumbled marble tile will give your room a retro feeling. It is different from regular tiles, for that of the process involved. A regular polished tile undergoes a very simple process. It is from a whole tile that is cut into uniform sizes. On the other hand, tumbling is a process in which broken pieces and shards of large tiles are placed inside a big tumbler which contains an abrasive that smooths out the rough edges and surface of the broken pieces of tiles, marbles, and stones. The container or tumbler rotates slowly, which will then makes the pieces of stones and marbles inside softer and smoother.
Tumbled marble tile looks very natural and old. It looks as if it has been aged nicely from being exposed to different weather conditions. This is why it is very popular among interior designers and home owners, for that it is possible for you to install them on the indoor and outdoor, such as flooring, walls, counter tops, kitchen back splashes, for outdoor landscapes like in your garden or patio, in the shower and bath rooms, fireplaces, counter tops, vanities, as borders and accent pieces, and many more. It is not only functional but decorative as well.
As the name, tumbling gives different finishes and looks to the marble tiles. For instance, if it is just lightly tumbled, it will give the appearance of a naturally aged stone because of the rounded edges. This is called a natural tumbled tile. If it has a smooth look with a matte finish and makes your room comfortable and cozy, it is called honed tumbled. Polished tumbled is when you can see your reflection on the glossy surface of the tile. And if it looks very rustic, it is called antique tumbled. Just choose the one that will look good in your house.
Just like other marble tile or stone. This is more expensive than other kinds of tiles. Marble is a high quality material which explains its usually high cost. You also have to know how to take care of it, for that it is more expensive. There are some tips for you when cleaning:
  •     Do not use abrasives or vacuum cleaners that can scratch the surface of the tile.
  •     To clean the tiles, all you need is a sponge and a bucket of soapy water.
  •     If you spilled liquid on it, wipe it off immediately to prevent staining.
It is important to know how to take care of your tumbled marble tile for it to look good as new.
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