Installing marble in northern Iowa


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Old 05-15-16, 06:27 PM
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Installing marble in northern Iowa

I was considering putting down some marble flooring in my house, however I live in Northern Iowa so I'm wondering if it gets to cold in that part of the house if the marble will get destroyed or if it will hold up? I've read it goes both ways but no one up here really has much marble in their house to ask about its temperature resistance.
 
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I worked in a NYC office building that was built in 1924. The marble could withstand any temperature. When Trump Tower was first built, I went inside just to see the place. The marble appeared to be mass produced. It looked nothing like the unique pieces of marble from the 20s. Who knows if the quality deteriorated over the years? If the stone is any good, the climate shouldn't affect it.
 
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Agree with Pulpo, it'll hold up fine. Be aware that marble is not maintenance free and can stain fairly easily. Also, marble, or any stone product will feel cooler underneath than carpeting or wood.
 
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Any natural stone will also need a rock solid, level floor, need to share what size joist and free spans you have, what the subfloor type and thickness is.
 
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It would be on a ground level entryway with concrete.
 
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Marble is pretty soft and easily scratched. After seeing my in-laws house with marble in the bathrooms, I won't ever use it.
 
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If the room or area is large, you will see foot traffic tracks moving across it. One client I had showed me her pathway from the door to her toilet and to her shower. Everything else was fine. Glad I didn't install it. I don't think I would recommend it for a floor, either.
 
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Old 05-16-16, 08:29 PM
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Isn't Travertine pretty similar to marble except stronger?
 
 

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