Natural Beauty of Stone Mosaic Tiles

Imagine a perfect surface for your bathroom walls, countertops, backsplash, flooring, fireplaces, and more that is designed to your unique taste and preferences, requires little to no maintenance, is easy to clean and lasts for decades. If you can dream it, stone mosaic tiles can make it happen.

Bianco Carrara Marble Hexagon Mosaic Tiles

Bianco Carrara Marble Hexagon Mosaic Tiles

Most people are already familiar with natural stone tiles used for mosaic sheets, borders and accent pieces. It’s a perfect material for a wide range of design applications, from the rustic to the classic and contemporary. Your choice of natural stone should depend upon the application you have in mind – for example, marble for baths.

Natural stone mosaic tiles can create unique designs and the one-of-a-kind results that everybody wants in their home. Stone mosaic tiles work great because they are easy to maintain and clean.

Bianco Carrara Marble Herringbone Mosaic Tiles

Bianco Carrara Marble Herringbone Mosaic Tiles

These designs can make installation easier, but it’s important to note that you can also create your own custom look with smaller mosaic tile sheets or even individual tiles that you can combine and arrange any way you desire.

Bianco Carrara Marble Minibrick Mosaic Tiles

Bianco Carrara Marble Minibrick Mosaic Tiles

Tile retailers often provide design boards that offer suggestions and ideas to inspire your own projects, to help you stay on budget and to create an impressive, long-lasting result. It’s worth your time and effort to look into these stone mosaic tile blends, because they open up a new world of design options.

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Selection of Mosaic Tiles

Marble mosaic tiles are one of the hottest trends today for both residential and commercial spaces. Marble mosaics are as functional as they are lovely to the eye. They are easy to clean, easy to care for, and very easy to love.

Minibrick Carrara Marble Bathroom

Carrara Marble Italian White Minibrick Mosaic Tile

Manufacturers of mosaic tiles have produced a wide array of choices in material, color, and shape that present suitable options for virtually any design need.

Natural stone mosaic tiles are just as the name implies—the real rock. These materials include marble, travertine, onyx etc. Natural stone mosaic tiles are suitable for many applications, although there are preferred materials depending on the requirements of the application. For example; marble mosaics are better for bathrooms, where they are likely to be exposed to alkaline products such as soap and shampoo.

Carrara Marble Italian White Bianco Carrera Minibrick Mosaic Tile

Carrara Marble Italian White Minibrick Mosaic Tile

Natural stone mosaics are available in a variety of finishes. One interesting feature of natural stone mosaics is that each individual piece is unique, varying according to the natural stone composition and color veining. Placed together in a mosaic, these natural variations blend together in a stunning way, as unique as a snowflake.

Carrara Marble Italian White Bianco Carrera Herringbone Mosaic Tile

Carrara Marble Italian White Herringbone Mosaic Tile

If you’re looking to create a decorative surface that is long-lasting, easy-care and unique, it’s worth your time to look into the many types of mosaic tiles. The variety of materials and surfaces will help you create an interior design that is truly a work of art.

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Caring for Your Carrara Marble

Your natural stone has evolved for thousands of years in order to become the beautiful piece you fell in love with. Proper care will enhance its appeal and can even help it to continue improving with age.

Marble surface can sometimes wear more easily than other types but it is one that can also be easily restored with light polishing. Use a soft cloth and warm water to clean and then use another cloth such as a shammy to buff and dry. Marble is very prone to water spots, so it is a good idea to never let it air dry. For cleaning marble floors, dust-mopping with a microfiber mop or soft cloth should be sufficient on a day-to-day basis, or use plain hot water if you need to get rid of any stubborn marks. Remember to avoid vinegar and other acidic cleaners.

Bianco Carrara White Marble Bathroom

White Carrera Marble Italian White Bathroom Vanity

To do list:

– Place coasters or trivets under hot, cold or acidic items to protect your stone surface from deterioration and discoloration.
– Apply an appropriate sealer for less porous material, a slightly tougher agent can be used to add shine and luster.
– Use specialized cleaners made with gentle ingredients that add a protective coating to your stone. Most have a lower ph level and will naturally remove foreign material without harsh abrasives.

Not to do list:

– Use ammonia, bleach, or acid based products.
– Apply abrasive cleaners that may wear the sealer or scratch your stone.
– Wait to clean up spills as they may become absorbed and be more difficult to fully remove.

By taking the time to ensure the proper care of your valuable investment, your natural stone tile will continue to reward you with beauty and performance that will endure and delight for generations to come.

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Choice of White Marble

White Carrara Marble Bathroom

Why is white the first choice of Designers today for marble? If you want to know the reason why,here is our blog of top reasons why you might consider white for your next project!

Firstly; when you chose white for your walls, flooring or countertops, it creates the perfect background. It is beautiful and clean, but it doesn’t compete for attention with your furniture or other design elements!

White Carrara Marble Countertop

Bianco Carrara White Marble Kitchen

When is the last time you tried to get something you love in a trendy, hot color and it is out of stock? It happens to designers all the time. But more often than not, items are always available in white. White is also a popular choice for many architects. Because it implies newness, simplicity, and unrivaled cleanliness. It is pure perfection. White gives the impression that it was born yesterday, which gives a space the feel that it was just updated yesterday, too.

Just as white implies cleanliness, it implies that a certain amount of effort goes into maintaining that cleanliness. While the typical homeowner may hesitate to go all white due to the cleaning that goes with it, a homeowner with a housekeeper wouldn’t think twice. That’s why designers love it. It makes any room richer.

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Calacatta Gold Italian Marble Bathroom

In a subtle way, architects can create depth with different shades of white. Warm whites, rather than sterile whites, can soften a room and be used to draw attention to specific elements with just a slight variation of color. Playing with slightly darker or brighter shades, the architect can use white to manipulate light, creating shadows. White also expands spaces.An expanse of white marble floor or carrara marble countertop will look much bigger in white than in any other color. White reflects light, simply opening spaces.

Besides all these; it is a trend that’s here to stay. White has never belonged to a definitive decade, whether a space is white paired with bold color, pure white on white, or shades of white combined, the color white rarely calls attention to itself as out of date.

If our blog to love white have convinced you that white is your color, check out our marble tiles and mosaic tiles in variety of colors!

Marble Tiles: Carrara Marble, Calacatta Gold Marble, Nero Marquina Marble, Crema Marfil Marble, Bianco Dolomiti Marble, Statuary Marble.

Mosaic Tiles: Carrara Marble Mosaic, Calacatta Gold Mosaic, Nero Marquina Mosaic, Crema Marfil Mosaic, Bianco Dolomiti Mosaic, Statuary Mosaic, Basketweave Mosaic, Herringbone Mosaic, Hexagon Mosaic, Minibrick Mosaic.

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Carrara Marble for Your Projects

When one of our clients asks us to create a bespoke piece for their project, the material of choice is very often Italian marble. This is perhaps because of its reputation as a luxury material, however, many people are not aware of the variety that the term ‘Italian marble’ encompasses. In fact, there is a myriad of different Italian marbles, each with its own distinct character and geological properties.

White Carrara Marble Master Bathroom

Bianco Carrera White Marble Bathroom

The classic Italian Carrara marble has always been popular and can be seen in the form of simple kitchen worktops or intricately carved fireplaces all over the world. Carrara is notable for its density and its grey veining and the quality of the stone is judged on the whiteness of the background and the definition of the veining. Put simply, the whiter the background of the stone, the higher the quality.

However, you should not start your search for a marble by looking for a slab with a particular pattern of veining and colouring that will suit your design. It is far better to look at a specific slab or block and then work out how you can best use it and adapt your design accordingly.

Bianco Carrera Kitchen Backsplash

Carrara Marble Kitchen Backsplash

Start by looking at photos of slabs or blocks and then visit the supplier or even the quarry to see the material close up.

If you would like to know how you can use white Italian Marble in your own project, get in touch with us: (888) 422-4655

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The Combinations of Carrara Marble

Relative to other natural and engineered stone options, Carrara is actually one of the more cost effective choices, making it an attractive option for projects in a wide range of budgets. Stylistically, Carrara works equally well in contemporary or traditional settings.

So if you have fallen in love with Carrara marble and are determined to use it as a countertop in your kitchen or bath, what should you choose for your hardware, fittings and fixtures? It’s actually a bit trickier than you might think.

White Carrara Marble Bathroom Sink

Bianco Carrara White Marble Bath Sink

In our opinion, we think the best metal finishes for Carrara marble are chrome (brushed or polished), stainless steel, and brass. Chrome and stainless steel are cool silver finishes that work well with the gray veining in the stone.

And then there’s brass. We know, brass is all warm and golden, but it is timeless, elegant and rich when paired with white marble – especially an antiqued or rubbed/distressed brass. It really helps to balance the coolness of the stone.

White Carrara Marble Master Bathroom

Bianco Carrera White Marble Bathroom

On the other hand; Nickel can be problematic because it has a yellow undertone and is therefore a warm gray, conflicting with the stone’s cool gray inclusions.

What is your favorite Carrara combination?

 

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The Best White Marble: Carrara!

Carrara marble is characterized by its white background and distinctive gray veining. The whiter the marble, the more valuable it is. Statuary marble, another white marble, is actually a type of Carrara marble. It has minimal veining which makes it desirable for sculptures and statues. It is also sold under the names Statuario or Statuarietto.

Bianco Carrara Marble Tiles

White Carrara Marble Tiles

Carrara marble is considered a high-end luxury stone worldwide. It is used for both contemporary and traditional applications, especially in kitchens and bathrooms. Large format polished marble tiles are a luxurious choice for spa-like master suites. Statuary marble is favored by sculptors who carve large blocks by hand and with machines for decorative fireplace surrounds.

White Carrara Marble Bathroom

Bianco Carrara White Marble Mosaic Tiles

Carrara marble is excavated from quarries in blocks that weigh tons. The marble can be sold in this format or cut down into slabs or tiles of various sizes suitable for a range of residential and commercial projects. Marble can also come in a honed finish for a matte look, or polished so that it has a glossy reflective surface. Statuary marble has a thick texture and shine that appeals to artisans who usually give it a high-polish finish.

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