A Guide to Marble Effect Porcelain Tiles

Why choose marble for your home?

Once favoured by ancient Greek and Roman architects, this precious material is hailed as one of the most opulent stones to use in interior design as it helps to create a distinct, sophisticated look thanks to its unique veins and streaks.

Whether you’re looking for a classic, traditional look or an striking, modern look, marble is a perfect choice for those who want a little bit of luxury in their life.

What are the benefits of marble effect porcelain tiles?

Whilst beautiful and unique, natural marble can have many drawbacks. Its low-heat resistance makes it cold to walk on in lower temperatures, the surface is easily scratched and chipped and the cost of buying and installing the precious stone can be incredibly high.

Our stunning range of marble effect porcelain tiles offers an elegant solution to this, as they have all the charm and characteristics of natural marble without the heavy price tag or maintenance.

Durable, realistic and easy to clean; our gorgeous range of marble effect porcelain tiles will help you to transform any space in your home with their versatility and style!

Unsure on which style to choose? We’ve put together a handy guide on the different styles, sizes and finishes that we have in our extensive range of marble effect porcelain tiles here at Walls and Floors.

Above (from left to right), Pickett™ Bevelled Carrara Tiles, Gea Charcoal Tiles, Gea Carved Grey Tiles and Gea Linen Tiles

Subtle veining

Soft and elegant, our subtly veined marble effect porcelain tiles will make a dreamy addition to your interiors.

Inspired by the popular Calacatta marble, our range of softly veined marble effect tiles will give you an elegant, understated look that oozes elegance and charm. These realistic tiles will bring a natural element into your home and are suitable for both walls and floors in matt and gloss finishes – try the textured Gea Carved Calacatta Tiles (shown below) for a variated look that’s perfect for a splashback or feature wall!

Above, Gea Calacatta Tiles, Gea Carved Calacatta Tiles, Cappella Gold Gloss Marble Effect Tiles and Cappella Gold Matt Marble Effect Tiles

Exotic veining

Want a bolder look? Try going for a marble effect porcelain tile that features heavier, more aggressive veining such as our Deluxe Panda Gloss Black & White Marble Effect Tiles (shown above). Alive with dramatic black veining in a shimmering gloss finish, these beautiful tiles are perfect for creating a statement on the floors of your home.

Our Deluxe Gold Leaf Ultra Gloss White Marble Effect Tiles feature stunning golden veins running through them for a unique, eye-catching look, and our Olympia White Marble Effect Polished Tiles take a bolder approach to traditional grey and white marble.

Above (from left to right), Deluxe Gold Leaf Ultra Gloss White Marble Effect Tiles

A splash of colour

Our deluxe range of marble effect tiles will make you fall in love with the walls and floors in your home. The ultimate statement of drama, opulence and extravagance; our decorative deluxe collection features six stunning styles which are full of luxury and charm thanks to their high-gloss finish, large format and rectified edges for a seamless transition in your home.

Above, Deluxe Lapis Ultra Gloss Blue Marble Effect Tiles. Below Deluxe Verdant Ultra Gloss Green Marble Effect Tiles

Go for gloss

Get the natural glamour of shimmering marble tiles with a gloss finish. Luxurious and light-enhancing, this finish will elevate the look of your flooring instantly for an awe-inspiring look that will make for some very jealous guests.

Above, Cappella Gold Polished Marble Effect Tiles

…or make it matt!

A popular choice for flooring, matt finished marble effect porcelain tiles are a subtle way to showcase your style without being too slippery.

Above, Cappella Gold Matt Marble Effect Tiles

Let’s talk about shape

The great thing about marble effect porcelain tiles is that you’re no longer stuck with the same quadrilateral shape or large size. We have a beautiful range of differently shaped tiles including the popular Achilles Seashell Marble Effect Fish Scale Tiles the smaller mosaics such as Spirit White Carrara Marble Mosaic Tiles (both above) and even some on-trend hexagonal tiles.

Anti-bac’s got your back!

Introducing the beautiful Bardiglio range, a hexagonal styled porcelain tile with a marble effect that boasts a clever secret – they’re antibacterial! Alive with veining draped across the surface, they’re perfect for a contemporary look with a stunning satin sheen for added luxury. 

Bardiglio tiles use clever ACTIV technology to create a silver ion shield across the surface, which helps to eliminate up to 99.9% of harmful bacteria and microorganisms for a safe and stylish look! These tiles are available in three colours: grey, white deco and grey deco.

Click here for more inspiration on our stunning range of marble effect porcelain tiles!

How would you style marble in your home? We’d love to know! Tag us in your projects on Instagram @wallsandfloors.

Anna Marie Clementson
Anna Marie Clementson