Marble versus ceramic flooring
Marble is a stone which is quarried in different parts of the world. In Pakistan we can find local and imported marble. Marble is available in different sizes, colors & textures and has wide price range.
Advantages of marble flooring
First advantage of marble flooring is its natural look. Second advance is that marble flooring has large variety of hues and patterns. Third advantage is that marble flooring is durable and heat resistant. Fourth quality is that marble flooring can be easily restored and refinished.
Disadvantages of marble flooring
First disadvantage is that marble flooring is prone to scratches and cracks. Second disadvantage is that marble flooring loses shining and gets dull with time and needs polishing. Third disadvantage is that marble flooring is more expensive than tiles and only experts can install or fix it.
Ceramic tiles are made of clay & inorganic material and are oven dried. Ceramic tiles are glazed and non-glazed. In Pakistan we can find both local and imported ceramic tiles that have different sizes, colors, textures and prices.
Advantages of ceramic flooring
First advantage of ceramic flooring is that it does not require to be installed by professional. Second advantage of ceramic flooring is that it is less expensive as it has wide price range. Third advantage of ceramic flooring is that it is heat resistant and durable. Fourth advantage is that ceramic flooring has low maintenance cost.
Disadvantages of ceramic flooring
First disadvantage of ceramic flooring is that it has uniform pattern and looks artificial. Second disadvantage of ceramic flooring is that it is prone to cracks. Third disadvantage of ceramic flooring is that it’s hard to repair ceramic tiles. When ceramic tiles are broken, best way is to replace it. Even it’s hard to find the same tiles from market when you need to replace it; therefore it’s recommended to buy extra tiles for replacement in the future.