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Marble

This classic stone has been the look of elegance for centuries. Known for its dramatic color and veining, the surface of marble is usually polished to a high shine.  This type of stone can create an outstanding effect in your bathroom or entry floor. However, there are some considerations to take into account before choosing marble in any room. First the high polish finish which looks so elegant is also very slippery, especially when it gets wet. For this reason, many have chosen to use honed marble for flooring instead of polished.  Marble is also a relatively delicate stone which can be prone to scratching, therefore should be avoided for use on kitchen counter tops. It is very important to seal marble to resist staining.

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About Me

Deborah Faulkner-Jones

I am the co-owner of Creative Tile Designs. Moving from San Diego in 1995, I have brought 30 years experience in all phases of design to the Treasure Valley. I am a “hands on” designer and have spent years setting tile and stone, faux painting, hanging wallpaper, and manufacturing custom draperies. Within the company, my responsibilities include all in-home consultations, estimates, and project management. I will be with you from day one and throughout your project until it is 100% completed to your satisfaction.

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There is so much you can do with tile patterns, it seems a pity to waste the opportunity and just go for a plain straight set with your tile or stone.

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