National Tile Day 2018 seems like the perfect opportunity for The Beauty of Marble Limited to launch our new website. After 12 months in Scotland it’s time to overhaul our look and to showcase some of the amazing work we have achieved this year.

Working in Scotland we have cut, polished and installed kitchen worktops across the country, tiled in many homes throughout the West of Scotland and even begun work on our exclusive line of vanity tops.  This has given us plenty of opportunity to take in the beautiful scenery as we travel.

Today marks the 2nd anniversary of National Tile Day when the spotlight is shone on the benefits of tile in residential and commercial design. Worldwide, tile is one of the most practical and attractive building materials, and it is not difficult to understand why.

The use of tiles has a long history, the earliest known tiles are Egyptian from 4,000 BC. In the 14th century, tile-making made its way from Holland to England. During this time, tiles were used to decorate the homes of the elite and upper class and they did not become mass-produced in Britain until the 19th century. It wasn’t until the turn of the 20th century that ceramic tiles began to be used in bathrooms and kitchens as a more sanitary option.

The versatility of tile makes it an optimal choice for floor and wall coverings in commercial and residential projects.  Tile can be used on horizontal or vertical surfaces, flat or curved, indoors or outdoors, wet or dry areas. It can have reflective surfaces to enhance lighting or be manufactured from materials that absorb radiation to control the temperature naturally.

So, join The Beauty of Marble in celebrating #NationalTileDay 2018 and take a moment to appreciate the flexibility and durability of the tiles that we all share our homes with.

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