If you’re looking to make the biggest impact on your building project while bringing a positive light to your business, the smartest business decision you can make is investing in marble flooring.
Throughout the years, design preferences, also referred to as ‘trends’ come and go. For business and homeowners, if you’re determined to stay current, this might get a little expensive for you. The hours spent to demo and redesign can eat away at any net profits. Unless you plan on selling the dwelling, you may not see an immediate return on investment.
A Building Tip for Developers
Whether you’re looking to get a return on investment right away or see those savings over a period of time, what you need to ensure that this happens is to install quality materials into your build. While installing copper for plumbing will last longer than metal, it’s something that buyers will not see once the walls are put up. Developers may certainly appreciate you telling them about the type of material you used to produce a sturdy building, but it’s something about seeing what their money has gone into.
The ’What You See is What You Get’ Way of Thinking
It all comes down to beauty. If developers are spending millions of dollars into a building project, they’re going to want to have proof that their money was well spent. In other words, that building needs to look like it costs millions of dollars and you’re not going to be able to achieve that with laminate flooring, drywall, and wallpaper alone!
When you’re given a generous budget to build office space or residential homes, it’s recommended to do your best to incorporate marble flooring into a build in any way possible.
But Marble Costs!
Yes, marble tile can be expensive, but that’s all the more reason why as a developer, you need this as part of your building materials. Marble itself is expensive for three main reasons.
- It takes a considerable amount of work to get mine it.
- It’s a durable material.
- It comes in a wide variety of color variations.
Marble is a metamorphic rock that is primarily made up of limestone formed deep within the earth. Combined with an immense amount of pressure and sweltering levels of heat, the limestone is actually melted along with other rocks and minerals, as well as organic substances like fossils. Once the temperature begins to cool down, all of these minerals do too. It crystalizes, reforming into a new kind of rock—marble!
Now, in order to get to this kind of rock, you have to dig for it. It was created in the earth beneath other kinds of minerals like limestone. So in order to get to the limestone that has gone through the metamorphism of becoming marble, you’re going to have to go where it was created and that’s going to take work. You can either do it yourself, or pay someone to do it for you.
Most developers will probably choose the latter. That leads to finding the right marble distributor, but before we delve into that, let’s look at some other reasons why marble needs to be the preferred choice for developers.
As aforementioned, marble is primarily made up of limestone, a mineral that is strong all by itself. An obvious sign of limestone’s attribute is its porosity that can be seen by the naked eye. It is also noticeable by the touch. Used as a building material by itself, formed with other rocks and fossils under heat and pressure seals limestone’s porosity, turning it into a water-tight glossy finish making it even stronger.
While marble may be watertight, it still inherits limestone’s porosity, but on a microscopic level. Marble may be an almost unbreakable building material, but if you expect it to keep it’s lustrous surface, it will need to be properly taken care of. That’s why it’s important to treat marble’s surface with a proper sealant. You can get this sealant from your local home improvement store, or you can order it online from a reputable marble distributor.
The last thing you want to do is purchase a marble sealant from a company that doesn’t know how to proper care for marble.
Marble’s Variety of Colors
The way marble is formed has a lot to do with why there are so many colors of this kind of material available. Marble is an organic mineral. So depending on where in the earth it’s formed will determine what kind of rock you’re going to get.
For instance, if you choose to stock your warehouse with crates of Crema Marfil Marble, which could be considered the classic type of marble, then you’ll notice that the veining in this marble is minimal. This means that there weren’t very many other types of minerals and fossils nearby, but enough to give it limited veining for just enough surface movement. This is usually the most expensive type of marble tile, but some distributors may let it go if you purchase it in bulk.
In contrast, the Rojo Alicante clearly had other minerals nearby during the metamorphic process, giving it a deep rich maroon color. If you’re trying to appeal to a large group of buyers, it’s recommended to use this kind of marble tile sparingly as bolder colors tend to detract buyers.
If you’re incorporating marble into any of your projects, it’s wise to make sure that the type of marble you choose is what your think your potential buyers will want. If you’ve already landed a building contract, then it’s smart to make sure that your buyer has approved of the marble material that you’ve chosen for the job.
Nalboor Tiles: Your Best Choice for Marble
Nalboor Tiles is located in Miami, Florida, close to the ports to receive perpetual shipments of marble tile and natural stone. This means that our warehouses stay fully stocked with a variety of marble tiles and natural stone to ship anywhere in the United States and even overseas.
Call Nalboor Tiles today at 305-501-4548 or use our online form to ask us any questions you might have right now!