Best for bathroom: Marble or Tile?

When we’re consulting with clients about the tiling options for their bathrooms, one of the most common questions we get is regarding the differences between marble tile and porcelain tile.

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According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, porcelain is typically formed by pressing together fine-grain porcelain mud to create a tile. This results in a tile that has a low water absorption rate, and when a fluid glass glaze is applied to the tile, it helps prevent stains and reinforces the tile’s strength.

Marble, on the other hand, is a distinctive type of stone that was formed over a significant amount of time by the compression of ancient silt deposits. I bet you didn’t know that if you’re walking on a marble floor, you’re actually stepping on a fossil floor! But it’s true! Despite its apparent superiority, this archaic method is fraught with a number of severe flaws. In addition to the higher initial investment, there is also considerably more maintenance involved. Marble is a softer material than rock and has a higher porosity than porcelain. It is very recommended that one get their marble professionally cleaned and repaired at regular intervals in order to keep it looking great and to prevent it from being stained.

There are a lot of things you may choose from while you are selecting another tile for your floor. In addition to its outward design, a product’s durability, level of ongoing support, and regular cleanability are other important factors to take into consideration. Marble and porcelain tile are two well-known materials that are both suitable for use in ground covering projects like the one you are about to undertake. In the following sections, we will discuss their advantages as well as their disadvantages.

Marble for your bathroom


Luxurious appearance
A diverse selection of both colours and patterns
Increases resale value
Appropriate for use with radiant flooring
Unbroken and even surface


More costly while being simpler to put in place
More difficult to keep up with.
Needs regular maintenance
Very susceptible to being scratched and damaged.
Cannot be utilised in damp environments.
$9- $24 (sq. ft. Installed) (sq. ft. Installed)

Tiles for your bathroom (Porcealin)


Easier to maintain
Extremely long-lasting
A diverse selection of both colours and patterns
Less vulnerable to the effects of water damage
Appropriate for use with radiant floors


  • Harder to install
  • No influence on resale value
  • Rough surface between $8 and $15 (sq. ft. Installed)

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