All the parameters you need to consider before choosing Marble Vs Wooden flooring for your home.

Don’t hurry into a choice, as changing your home floor is next to impossible!

Parameters Marble Wooden
Price per sq.ft ₹150-₹2500 ₹250-₹700
Installation Price per sq.ft ₹45-₹55 ( including polishing ) ₹50-₹100 ( With polishing after installation )
Standard Size (mm x mm) 2400-2500X1200-1400, 3300x2000 540x90 1200x120 1200x152 1800x135 1800x185 2100x135 2100x185 2400x210 2420x185 2420x195
Thickness (mm) 15-16 mm 10 , 13 , 15, 19
Durablity More Durable than tiles Less durable
Colors, Designs and Patterns Unique Limited (Since its natural occurring ) Various colors and textures depending on varnish and wooden slabs pattern
Polish Polishing is required after installation. Can be easily polished. Should be polished after installation
Room of Application Mid Traffic area i.e Living rooms , Bed rooms , bathrooms , kitchen Mid traffic areas i.e living room with less moisture and no termites
Aging 25 years (Can be re-polished) 10-20 years (It should be re-polished after 5-6 years)
Hardness ( Mohrs Scale ) 3 to 5 N/A
Slab Shape Rectangular (Rest all shapes should be cut manually ) Rectangular (Rest all shapes should be cut manually )
Finish available Glossy,Matte. Glossy,Matte.
Thickness Tolerance ±2mm ±2mm
Installation Not Easy (Should be polished later) Easy
Cracks Any cracks developed can be resolved using a sealer and then polished. Any cracks developed can be resolved using a sealer and then polished.

Note – The above parameters like durability, aging, maintenance are based on considering a room of a house with a decent amount of traffic.

Advantages

Wooden Flooring

  • Easy installation
  • Available in various no. of colors with different shades of varnishes and wooden patterns.
  • Warm to bare feet

Marble Flooring

  • 50-60 years of life expectancy.
  • Higher scratch-resistant, heat resistant, stain-resistant properties.

Disadvantages

Wooden Flooring

  • Not suggestible for high traffic areas, they will lose the polish.
  • Lesser life expectancy.
  • Higher Maintainance costs, repolishing should be done every 5-6 years.
  • Proper maintenance against moisture and termites.
  • Wooden floors are polished, regular wet mopping is not suggestable.

Marble Flooring

  • Premium material costs are high.
  • Repolishing is not possible.
  • Are heavy in weight.

Surface Finishes

Marble: Honed, Polished
Wooden: Satin Lacquer, Matt Lacquer

Marble has properties such as heat resistant and stain-resistant when compared to wooden flooring. It is used in mid traffic areas like the living room, bathroom, kitchen room, small office spaces, etc..
One of the common things in marble vs wooden flooring that you can flush the adjacent pieces and make the boundaries seamless until you have a proper wooden floor installer.
The tile breaks/cracks if any heavy object is dropped on it. Anti-slip tiles are available in the market.

Wooden is softer material compared to tiles. Before installation wooden flooring moisture and termite as to be checked, if unchecked they cause serious damages. Exterior grade ( waterproof ) wooden deck floors available but overall wooden flooring has a life expectancy greater than compared to tiles when maintained well.

A tile cost is fixed because it is manufactured on a large scale and can found in any retail stores but in wooden flooring, granite, and marbles, there are no specific price tags. It’s because they are natural stones and woods from trees, its price depends on its designs, colors, patterns, uniqueness, etc.