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Natural Marble or Porcelain Marble?

Advantages of Natural Marble:

  1. Unique beauty: Each piece of natural marble is unique, adding a distinct touch of luxury to any space.

  2. Durability: Marble is a durable material that can last for centuries with proper care.

  3. High-end appeal: Natural marble is often seen as a symbol of wealth and luxury, making it a popular choice for high-end designs.

Advantages of Porcelain Marble Effect Tiles:

  1. Cost: Porcelain tiles that mimic the look of marble are often much more affordable than the real thing.

  2. Durability: Porcelain is a highly durable material that can withstand heavy foot traffic and wear and tear.

  3. Easy Maintenance: Porcelain tiles are easy to clean and maintain, making them a popular choice for high-traffic areas.

Disadvantages of Natural Marble:

  1. Cost: Natural marble is more expensive than other materials, including porcelain marble effect tiles.

  2. Maintenance: Marble requires periodic maintenance and sealing to prevent staining and damage.

Disadvantages of Porcelain Marble Effect Tiles:

  1. Lack of uniqueness: Since porcelain tiles are mass-produced, the same pattern may be used in multiple spaces, reducing the uniqueness of the design.

  2. Lack of character: Porcelain tiles may not have the natural variations and imperfections that give natural marble its character.

  3. Imitation: Some people prefer the authentic look and feel of natural marble, which porcelain tiles may not fully replicate.

Whatever your personal preference or project requirement, Marblecare Philippines can supply and install both Natural Marble and Porcelain marble and will help you with your design and selection criteria. We serve architects, interior designers, contractors, developers and homeowners.

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