Marble and Ceramic Tile Flooring

In order to know which floor type is better and sustainable you actually need to know the basics and difference between marble and ceramic tile flooring


Tiles are precast units of pottery, cement concrete or terrazzo. They are manufactured in various thickness and shapes like square, polygonal etc. Precast terrazzo tiles are known as mosaic tiles. Mosaic tiles have to be polished after fixing them in their position.

White glazed tiles, manufactured from pottery clay are used for flooring, W.C, bathrooms, swimming pools and other sanitary blocks. These tiles do not require any polishing. Tiled floorings require hard sub-grade with may be in the form o RCC slab or cement concrete.


This flooring is very high class and commonly used in places of worship (temples, churches, mosques etc) and in public buildings having rich specifications. Marbles are laid in floors just like other tile floors. The surface off the floor is rubbed and polished with the help of power driven polishing machine. Resulting surface of the floor is very pleasing and smooth.
The size of marble slabs to be used in flooring depends upon the pattern to be adopted. The slabs for normal works are square or rectangular in shape and their thickness varies from 20 mm to 40 mm. The flooring is laid on prepared sub-grade of concrete or RCC slab. In view of high cost of material, use of marble flooring in residential buildings is normally restricted to areas like kitchen,