Marble has long been a staple of elegant home design all over the world, a trend that continues to this day. Although it lost its luster for a few years due to the rise in popularity of materials like granite and quartz, this traditional stone is back with a trending vengeance. The reason for the temporary decline was not that the look of marble fell out of fashion with consumers; it was due to the increased durability and stain fighting powers of marble’s competitors.
The Trend Returns
However, recent years have seen a resurgence in the use of marble as design trends shift towards clean, simplistic lines that show off natural beauty. Marble is still frequently used as kitchen backsplashes, secondary countertops and other areas that don’t get as much use compared to the primary countertop. In addition, the waterfall trend is rapidly growing in popularity. This involves using a single slab of marble to extend all the way down to the floor from the edge of a countertop, rather than stopping at the end. The result is a seamless “flow” of the natural pattern of the stone over the side, creating a waterfall effect.
More Affordable Options
The one fundamental problem that many homeowners have with natural marble is that it does tend to be more expensive. Luckily, there are new products on the market that capture the stunning look of marble without the high cost. One such example is the new porcelain tile from Anatolia, called the Mayfair collection. This line includes two styles, Calacatta and Statuario. The Calacatta design expresses the marble pattern in soft, warm tones, while the Statuario style utilizes colors on the cooler end of the spectrum.
Mees Distributors Has the New Looks
Here at Mees Distributors, we are beyond excited to welcome the new Mayfair Collection to our offerings. The Calacatta option is already available in our warehouse, and we expect the Statuario to be arriving any day now. By keeping the tiles directly in our store, we are able to keep our freight costs as low as possible so that we can pass the savings along to you, our valued customers. Both patterns come in a wide range of tile sizes and in both matte and glossy finishes so that you can choose exactly the right look for your home.
We are experts at what we do, so don’t hesitate to ask us any questions that you may have about design trends and tile products. We love to pass on our knowledge and expertise. Come check out the new Anatolia tiles in person in our showroom today. Our sales associates will be happy to assist you in selecting the perfect tile.