Marble is beautiful, but it can be fragile and prone to staining. Virtue, a porcelain tile from Crossville, serves as an alternative, blending the look of well-known marbles Carrara, Calacatta, and Statuario. The porcelain tile comes in unpolished and satin finishes, and in modular field sizes from 3”-by-6” to 24” square, and two mosaic sizes: 2” and 3” square. Trim options include chair rail, crown molding, base molding, single bullnose, cove base, and inside and outside corners. crossvilleinc.com
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