Tumbled marble

Tumbled marble

Firstly, what is tumbled marble?

tumbled marble is a type of natural stone that has been treated to give it a distressed, antique, and rustic look. It is known for its beauty, durability, and suitability for a variety of design styles, floors, and surfaces.

Marble tiles are the appropriate choice for flooring for those looking for elegance and a classic touch. It creates a feeling of luxury and elegance and is available in many colors that create a wonderful touch of sophistication and distinction in the decor of the place. Marble tiles are finished with three common finishes: polished, honed and, tumbled. In this article, we will discuss honed finishing and the difference between it and tumbled finishing.

Tumbled marble is made by placing raw stones in a bowl filled with an abrasive to produce stones with an uneven, bumpy appearance, which adds to their distinctive beauty and unpolished appearance and makes them a popular choice for homeowners who want a natural feel to their homes. It also fits with rustic or antique interior designs.

Tumbled marble is used for flooring, and can also be used for wall decoration, backsplashes, and outdoor landscaping. Its features and versatility make it a popular choice among homeowners, interior designers, and engineers.

Tumbled marble tile 

Tumbled marble tiles come in a variety of colors and sizes, making them a versatile choice for any design style. It can be used in kitchens, bathrooms, and outdoor spaces to add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any place. Therefore, choosing it is an ideal choice to suit different types of decor. 

Among the advantages of tumbled marble tiles, in addition to their beauty and attractiveness, are their durability, longevity, and resistance to scratches and stains, which makes them ideal for high-traffic areas such as hallways, kitchens, and bathrooms.

Cleaning tumbled marble floors

One of the advantages of marble is its longevity and that it lasts for generations, but this only happens as long as the stone is taken good care of. We find that the houses that took great care of it still use the same marble surfaces that have been present since the houses were built. Therefore, you must know how to take care of tumbled marble tiles so that they last with you for many years:

  • The surface should be cleaned using a neutral pH cleaner, a soft sponge and a cleaning brush if necessary. Focusing on heavily stained or dirty areas. As for marble tile floors, such as swimming pool stone and balconies, they contain grout between them that fills the cracks and is placed to prevent moisture, dirt, and dust from reaching the tile foundation. Therefore, both marble tiles and grout must be cleaned regularly to prevent mold from forming. Floors should also be cleaned with a marble-safe cleaner, using a soft brush to reach between each tile.
  • You can apply a polish to your clean marble to prevent water damage, mold, and mildew stains.
  • Use baking soda to scrub away any stubborn dirt.
  • Don’t forget to use a dust mop to remove any loose debris before washing your marble floors.

In this context as well, you should know that there are several things that you should not do while cleaning marble floors, which are:

  • Do not use bleach, alcohol, or other harsh chemicals on marble.
  • Do not let stains dry, so as not to require double cleaning.
  • Do not let the sharp edges of furniture and fixtures get close to the marble, so as not to cause scratches.
  • Do not use abrasive cleaning tools on the sagging surface when cleaning marble.
  • Do not let any acidic solution come close to stone surfaces.

What is the difference between honed and tumbled marble ?

If you have decided to choose new flooring for your home, company, garden, or any place, you first choose the materials you want to use, and in the case of your choice, it is marble. Here you must choose the finishing you want for the marble, as there are 3 types: polished, honed, and tumbled.

In this article, we will explain to you, dear reader, the difference between honed finishing and tumble finishing.

First, you should know that honed and tumbled marble are a good choice for those looking for a more rustic or mature finish, as tumbled marble creates an aged look. If the stone is slightly honed to become honed marble, its appearance is not shiny, but it is old. Therefore, we find that despite their similarities, there are some differences between them, which we will learn about now:

Honed marble:

Honed marble has a smooth, matte finish and is a great choice for interior spaces. It is distinguished by its elegance and easy to clean.

Honed marble can be used in interior applications such as floors and countertops, and it  can be used also in high-traffic areas because it will not scratch easily in bathrooms and kitchens, because it is slip-resistant and porous, it absorbs water more easily.

It is also worth noting that honed marble reflects light, which makes it ideal for adding beauty, delicacy, calm, and a natural appearance to the space to which it is added.

Tumbled marble:

Tumbled marble has a distinctive touch that adds a rustic character to the house, which gives the feeling that the place is ancient and has a special charm, timeless and simple at the same time. This tumbled marble is often used in exterior applications and antique homes. It is also suitable for high-traffic areas and in bathrooms.

Finally, if you need help choosing between tumbled marble or honed marble. You can contact CIDG Company, because of our experience, efficiency, the best quality of materials, and the highest precision in implementation.

Therefore, do not hesitate to contact us and our specialized team will help you choose the appropriate finishing for you and the best price plan that suits you. and implementing the service for you in an ideal way.

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