Marble Flooring vs. Tiles Flooring
Published on April 25, 2022.

When it comes to building your dream home, the flooring has a substantial influence on the ambience of your interiors. Marble flooring and tiles flooring emerge as the most popular options, especially for a posh appearance. Which one is better?

Marble flooring

Eternally elegant and exquisitely beautiful, marble flooring is a timeless choice among homeowners. It elevates the interiors to an opulent treat for the senses. Being comparatively softer than granite and quartzites, they are ideal for use indoors, although they can be used to adorn home exteriors as well. Besides looking gorgeous forever, marble flooring is extremely durable – they have a lifespan of two to three decades. 

A seamless expanse of natural art is only possible with marble flooring.

  • Extremely durable
  • Can be used in high traffic areas.
  • Usually polished, but also available in innovative surface finishes
  • Water-proof, scratch-resistant and heat-resistant.
  • Quite easy to clean and maintain
  • Being a natural stone, it is eco-friendly and sustainable


Tile flooring

Made from clay, cement, or concrete and manufactured in large batches, tiles for flooring are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, colours, patterns, and finishes. Ceramic floor tiles are trending nowadays as they are low-cost and come in versatile designs. They are somewhat non-porous, but the grout lines between any two slabs can absorb moisture and cause a number of problems down the line. Hence, tiles flooring, which is known for being low-maintenance, exacts a large sum from you over time. 

Marble presents rare patterns and colours to choose from.

Marble Flooring or Tile Flooring: Which is better?

Marble Flooring

Tiles Flooring

Being a natural stone, marble flooring is good for your health as well as a more sustainable option compared to tiles.  Tiles are made of clay, in furnaces that burn at around 1200°C, and then are polished to achieve that mirror-like shine.
The initial cost is relatively high, including installation. However, it is more value for money as marble flooring doesn’t need to be replaced for decades. The initial cost is comparatively low. However, the tiles may need to be replaced every couple of years. The life span of tiles flooring is extremely short. 
You can choose from endless marble floor designs like unique bookmatches, inlays and patterns. Since tiles are not unique, they may seem unappealing, especially when used in a large space. 
Marble floors can be polished to restore their natural beauty and shine, even with high traffic. Tiles cannot be polished and must be periodically replaced in areas of high traffic.
The slab joints are seamless and inconspicuous, adding to the aesthetics of the room.  The tile joints and grout lines are noticeable.
You can choose from an endless variety of exquisite colours and patterns – some of them are extremely rare too. Each slab is one-of-a-kind.  Floor tiles are available in a vast range – depending on the supplier, but they are never truly unique or rare. 

Marble flooring looks more luxuriant and is eternally beautiful.

Bathroom Floor Tiles or Marble? 

When it comes to choosing the material for the bathroom floor, tiles and marble are the two top choices. Many people believe tile flooring is better for the shower and powder rooms as it is available in rough finishes, providing a good grip. However, anti-slip flooring doesn’t call for a compromise in the luxury factor. 

Marble flooring with anti-slip matte finishes makes your bathroom floors look spectacular without compromising their safety or utility. Processed marble slabs by R K Marble are also non-porous and become completely waterproof after sealing and polishing. 

Anti-slip and matte surface finishes are available in marble flooring designs.

Final verdict: Which is better: tiles or marble flooring?

Marble flooring is – and will forever be – a timeless choice for luxuriant interiors, both residential and commercial buildings. Floor tiles cost lower, may be preferred for commercial buildings and are ideal for short-term use, especially if you have a renovation in mind. 

Make a well-informed choice; book a free personal consultation with our Interior Designers and Stone Experts at +91-9119118118