Difference between Floor tiles and Marble for your Floor

Confused about choosing the right flooring for your home. Floor Tiles or Marble Floor? Choosing the right floor can be a challenging and time-consuming process. Afterall ‘Ghar baar baar thodi na banta hai’. Don’t worry, we are here to solve all your questions and help you make the best choice for your home. Now, before getting in details let us understand Tiles and Marble a bit.

Floor tiles

Below are some parameters based on which we have tried to differentiate them both.


Tiles and marble possess different natures and have qualities that make them very unique to each other. While floor tiles are made from porcelain, clay or ceramic and is man-made. Marble, on the other hand, occurs naturally. It is a metamorphic rock mostly composed of limestone. Marble is also a porous rock, making it easy to stain. Whereas, tiles are non-porous, meaning it will not absorb any liquid in it, making it stain resistant.


Tiles are manufactured though a rigorous vitrification process. Therefore, floor tiles have the strength to sustain for a long time. With proper care and maintenance Tiles will serve you very well. Being a natural rock, Marble is a high strength substance and with regular polishing and maintenance can serve you for lifetime. It is a good choice if you never want to change your floor. Although, such long time will make your marble definitely turn yellowish.

Aesthetic and looks

Today’s modern world is all about aesthetics – be it fashion, hospitality or home-décor. Nothing is left untouched, not even the wall tiles or even floor tiles. Your floor is a reflection of your personality, your impression. Therefore, it is very important to choose the right design and style complimenting your personality. While Marble gives out the luxurious feel because of it heritage links and royal feel. Tiles, on the other hand is a choice of modern world. Being made in a way that looks like a form of art- rustic and matt, tiles indeed is the floor of modern world. Thinking of a contemporary artistic home? Vitrified tiles should be the floor of your choice, coming in the many patterns and dimensions, these tiles give you endless option to take the artist out of you.


Floor Tiles are man-made and are manufactured to suit multiple cost-levels and budgets. You can find tiles of various styles like Exterior tiles, Outdoor tiles, Wall tiles, Bathroom tiles, Parking tiles etc in all kind of price range. Tiles are readily available in the market and are ready to install, thus being low on both cost and installation time. Marbles are expensive than tiles. Sometimes exported, thus making them very heavy on pocket. Laying of marble and cutting them to size requirements is a very time consuming and costly process.

Care & Maintenance

Floor is one of the most used parts of your house –walking, running, placing furniture, dragging & dropping things almost everything happens on the floor. Thus, caring for your flooring is very important to give them longer life. To prevent the floors from getting damaged, regular cleaning and maintenance is a must. Tiles are water resistant and abrasive in nature, so they can be easily wiped clean with water and a cloth. Tiles are stain proof, so they don’t need much efforts to be cleaned. Marble, being a porous stone, is prone to absorbing water or abrasion needs high maintenance. Marble also needs regular polishing to maintain its shine and lustre.

Hope these differences between floor tiles and marbles helped you select the right option for your floors. So, choose your floor wisely for your happy place.

Pavit Ceramics Pvt. Ltd.