White marble-effect tiles: style meets sustainability
Elegance, harmony, classicism and high quality. Can all these features be found in a single stylistic solution? Yes, thanks to white marble-effect tiles, which make spaces truly timeless, immersed in luxury and charm.
Marble is a style that is being constantly renewed, moulding itself to our needs. It is used for white marble-effect stoneware tiles, a solution that offers a classic style, while embracing sustainability and technology. We are going to give a detailed list of all the advantages that can lead us to choose a porcelain stoneware floor covering with a marble effect:
- Costs are very affordable, even when it comes to tile installation: all you need is indoor adhesive and cement grout.
- White marble-effect tiles are quick and easy to maintain, requiring simple cleaning products to sanitize the floor.
- It is resistant: even if you opt for glossy white marble-effect stoneware solutions, there is no risk of deterioration over time.
- It weighs significantly less than real marble, which facilitates product handling during installation.
- It is customizable: white marble-effect tiles can be easily cut to fit the design of a room.
In short, all these benefits make the marble effect an incredibly sustainable design solution. Precisely for this reason, it is widely used in homes, as well as in stores, showrooms, public places and for creating furnishing elements such as backsplashes or tables.
Porcelain stoneware and sustainability
On the subject of white marble-effect floors, it is also important to stress that environmental sustainability is one of the core values of their manufacture. The technological innovation behind the production process of porcelain stoneware is the secret that makes the creation of this material totally eco-friendly.
Porcelain stoneware is made from natural materials and is not harmfulsince it does not require chemical waterproofing agents, paints or resins, does not release harmful gasesand does not emit toxic gases, even when exposed to heat sources such as stoves, fire or sunlight. Last but not least, glossy white marble-effect stoneware boasts excellent thermal conductivity, to the extent that, when used for underfloor or wall heating systems, it offers significant energy savings.
Inspiration from the finest white marble
Having listed all the technical benefits and sustainable advantages of marble-effect porcelain stoneware, let’s take a dive into the past to learn about its most common uses, because, as Michelangelo Buonarroti once said, “Marble is like man: before you embark on something, you have to really familiarize yourself with it and know everything that lies within.”
From the Pantheon in Rome to the Parthenon in Athens, the works of Michelangelo and the luxurious living rooms in grand family houses of years gone by, the places where this material has been used transport us to a time when marble was considered a solution with enormous architectural value. But let’s not forget that the famous White Carrara Marble is also the material used to cover the 432 Park Avenue skyscraper, the world’s tallest residential complex.
This demonstrates that materials such as marble are timeless: they can exist and be used throughout history in different centuries and phases or for different styles. What matters is the elegance that sets them apart and makes them solutions suitable for any location, at any time in history.
But today, where do we find the inspiration that comes from the finest white marbles? Naturally in a white marble-effect floor or in glossy white marble-effect stoneware, solutions that perfectly reproduce all the veining and texture of the material and that create incredibly bright spaces that are minimalist, but distinguished by a sense of elegance that can be immediately traced to the acclaimed Carrara Marble.
Flawless and continuous surfaces
Another aspect to consider about white marble-effect tiles is the overall harmony that they bring to the whole space that they occupy. Porcelain stoneware is renowned for being the perfect solution for creating continuous surfaces made with thin large-size slabs that can create environments with a minimalist aesthetic, but incredible charm. A seamless white marble-effect floor is a great way to make rooms more spacious.
These surfaces are continuous thanks to the limited number of joints, which makes it possible not only to create the utmost harmony in a room, but also to easily clean the floors, allowing every corner to be thoroughly sanitized.
White marble-effect tiles, chosen to create continuous surfaces, can come in a large size and are a solution with an unmistakable aesthetic appeal for furnishing a living room or bedroom area, and above all for covering the kitchen and bathroom. Indeed, marble-effect porcelain stoneware has a perfect thickness for use as a covering for furnishing accessories: think, for example, of washbasin tops and bathtub tops for the bathroom.