How to Differentiate between Engineered and Natural Marble?by Sarah B. Marketing Writer | Thinker | Environmentalist
Marble – The Most Popular Natural Stone
Due to its brilliant, classic appeal, authentic marble is a highly preferred material for home designing. You can enhance the feel of any space of your home – whether indoor or outdoor – by involving marble stone tiles and slabs.
Artificial or Engineered Marble
But, some people do not like marble owing to its porosity, expensive pricing, and difficult maintenance, despite being a fan of marble’s natural elegance. So, they use engineered marble, a flooring and walling material that looks like marble, but is factory-made.
In some cases, it performs better than marble. For example: it is waterproof and water-resistant. You can use it in your bathroom, shower, and kitchen without worrying about odor and damages caused by water and moisture.
Engineered marble is non-porous too, which means, it does not absorb or stores water inside its pores. That also means, it won’t receive any damage because of frost during harsh winters.
Identifying Authentic Marble and Engineered Marble –
Patterns – Marble is a natural stone, and everything you see on a marble tile is given to it nature. The colors, patterns, and shading on marble stone tiles are unique. If you notice same or symmetrical veining, linear, or swirling patterns on a floor, then the marble tiles used on the floor are artificial or engineered.
Pores – If you look closely at the surface of the tile, and you notice tiny pores (as on your skin), then the floor is made from authentic marble stone.
Knife Test – Try to run a knife on the backside of the tile. If it scratches the tile, then it is real marble.
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