Fawn Grey Polished Porcelain Backed Marble Tile 12"x24"x1/2"




3,084.00 sq. ft.


6.44 lbs / sq. ft.
/ per square feet
Estimated subtotal: $6.65
1.94 sq. ft. / per piece 9.7 sq. ft. / per box 582 sq. ft. / per crate
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Residential Interior Walls
Commercial Interior Walls
Shower Walls
Outdoor Wall
Residential Interior Floors
Residential Light Floors
Commercial Interior Floors
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Outdoor Floor
Residential Countertops
* Usage recommendation must be confirmed by your installer and depends on application, installation methods and general suitability. Marble Systems assumes no liability from any installation and usage recommendations.

Crema Marfil Marble versus Fawn Marble

Fawn marble is a rectangular marble tile with a light beige to creamy color, featuring natural veining and subtle patterns typical of marble. It is one of the better known natural stone types. The surface is polished, giving it a glossy finish that enhances the natural beauty of the stone. Crema Marfil marble is difficult to get in thin tiles, and this material is a good alternative to it.

Usage Areas Crema Marfil Marble

  1. Flooring: Marble tiles are commonly used for flooring in residential and commercial spaces. They add a touch of luxury and elegance to living rooms, hallways, and foyers.
  2. Wall Cladding Tile: Suitable for bathroom and kitchen walls, marble tiles create a high-end, sophisticated look. Mosaics and moldings may be available in some of the quarries.
  3. Bathroom Tile : Ideal for shower walls, bathtub surrounds, and bathroom floors, offering a spa-like atmosphere.
  4. Fireplace Surrounds Tile : Marble tiles are a popular choice for cladding around fireplaces due to their heat resistance and aesthetic appeal.
  5. Backsplash Tile: Used in kitchens and bathrooms to add a decorative and functional element that protects walls from splashes.


  1. Aesthetic Appeal: The natural veining and patterns in marble tiles provide a unique and luxurious appearance that enhances the beauty of any space.
  2. Durability: Marble is a durable natural stone that can last for decades with proper care and maintenance.
  3. Heat Resistance: Suitable for areas exposed to high temperatures, such as fireplace surrounds and kitchen countertops.
  4. Polished Finish: The glossy surface of polished marble tiles reflects light, making spaces appear larger and brighter.


  1. Timeless Elegance: Marble has been used for centuries in architecture and interior design, offering a classic and timeless aesthetic.
  2. Value Addition: Installing marble tiles can increase the value of a property due to their luxurious appeal.
  3. Versatility: Available in various colors, patterns, and finishes, marble tiles can complement a wide range of interior styles.
  4. Heat Resistance: Marble’s natural heat resistance makes it ideal for fireplaces and kitchen areas.


  1. Cost: Marble tiles are more expensive than many other types of flooring and wall cladding materials. However, this is offset by its beauty.
  2. Scratch Sensitivity in high traffic areas: Marble can be scratched by sharp objects and heavy foot traffic, requiring careful use in high-traffic areas.
  3. Maintenance: Requires regular sealing and specific cleaning products to maintain its appearance and prevent damage.

Origin of Crema Marfil Marble

Crema Marfil marble is renowned worldwide for its high quality and elegant appearance. It originates primarily from Spain, specifically from the region of Pinoso and the town of Novelda in the province of Alicante, within the broader region of Valencia.
  • Pinoso and Novelda, Alicante: These towns in the Valencia region of Spain are the primary sources of Crema Marfil marble. The quarries in this area produce the marble, which is known for its creamy beige color and delicate veining.
  • Mount Coto: The largest Crema Marfil quarry is located in the Monte Coto mountain range in Pinoso. This quarry is one of the most significant sources and is known for its extensive marble production capacity.
  1. Mining and Production:
  • Quarrying Process: The extraction of Crema Marfil marble involves both traditional and modern mining techniques. Large blocks of marble are cut from the mountainside, transported to processing facilities, and then cut and polished to create the final product.
  • Processing and Export: After extraction, the marble blocks are transported to nearby facilities where they are processed into slabs, tiles, and other finished products.
  • Spain is a major exporter of Crema Marfil marble, shipping it to countries around the world for use in various construction and interior design projects. There are several factories and quarries of this marble. Levantina Marble was one of the oldest factories selling this marble in tiles, slabs and cut to size.
  • Color and Veining: Crema Marfil marble is characterized by its light beige to creamy background with subtle veining in shades of white, gold, or brown. This natural veining gives each piece a unique appearance. One of the reasons it is so popular is that its color is very uniform and soft. Fawn marble is a close alternative to this marble.
  • Applications: Due to its aesthetic appeal and durability, Crema Marfil marble is widely used in flooring, wall cladding, countertops, and decorative elements in both residential and commercial settings.
Reputation and Quality:
  • High Demand: Crema Marfil marble is highly sought after for its beauty and versatility. It is considered one of the most luxurious and premium types of marble available.
  • Quality Standards: The marble from this region is known for its high quality, consistency, and ability to be polished to a high sheen, making it a favorite among architects and designers.


Marble tiles are a versatile and elegant option for various applications, including flooring, wall cladding, countertops, bathrooms, fireplace surrounds, and backsplashes. Fawn marble is a good alternative to Crema Marfil marble.

Size 12"x24"x1/2"
Length 12"
Width 24"x1/2"
Weight 6.44 lbs / sq. ft.
Coverage (sq. ft. / pcs) 1.94
Box Quantity 5 pcs
Box Weight 62.47 lbs
Box Coverage 9.7 sq. ft.
Material Marble
Color Gray
Finish Polished
Edge Straight Cut
Design Porcelain Backed
Color Variation V2

Natural stones are products of nature, and no two pieces are exactly alike. These codes are intended as a general guide to how much variation in color, movement, and veining can be expected. All natural stones have unique natural variations and inclusions that are impossible to show in a photograph or sample. For this reason, all stone should be unpacked and inspected prior to installation, as Marble Systems cannot accept claims for variation in any stone after install.

  • Some Medium and Heavy Duty stones cannot be used in exterior applications in areas that experience freeze/thaw conditions. Please use specific stone in the Usage Guide for this information.
  • Some Medium Duty stones may be subject to scratching or etching when used as countertops.
  • Light, Medium and Heavy Traffic refer to pedestrian traffic only. If the stone is to be installed in an area with vehicular traffic, please contact a sales representative to inquire about thickness and installation requirements.
  • Stone in this group must be sealed periodically as a normal maintenance routine if used in wet areas.
  • These materials may contain areas of open or dry seams that can appear dull in reflective light. This is not a defect, but rather an inherent characteristic of the stone.
  • White thin-set or mortar is required. This is the case for all limestone, tumbled stones, “antiqued stones” and light color marbles.
  • These stones may be characterized by dry seams, pits, and fossils. In polished and honed stones, these areas are often filled at the factory. In rustic or tumbled stones, as well as with some honed limestone, these are often filled with grout during installation. Whether filled at the factory or during installation, the fill can work its way out of the voids. In these instances, it may be necessary to refill these voids as part of a normal maintenance routine.

Get the most out of your Marble Systems product by following these helpful instructions for installing floor tile. A Few Dos & Don’ts

  • Tile may be installed over most structurally sound substrates if they are clean, smooth, dry and free of wax, soap scum and grease and other debris.
  • Carefully read and follow all instructions and precautions on the adhesive or mortar package. Mix only enough to be used within 30 minutes.
  • Since variation of shades is an inherent characteristic of ceramic tile, mix tiles from several cartons as you set, for a blended effect.
  • Order extra material for cuts, spare tiles, and waste.
  • If material is face taped, remove tape after installation.
  • Be sure to calculate exact tile needed for your surface before installation.
  • If you are short of material do not start installation until you have all the tile that blends. Additional shipments may not match the tile from previous shipment.
  • If you do order additional tile for an older job be sure to match color lots before installation.

Tile may be installed over most structurally sound substrates, if they are clean, smooth, dry and free of wax, soap scum and grease. Any damaged, loose or uneven areas must be repaired, patched and leveled. Remove any moldings, trim, appliances, etc., which could interfere with installation. Door jambs may be undercut for tile to slip under. We recommend waterproofing most floors to prevent surface seeping.

Begin by marking the center point of all four walls. Snap chalk lines between the center points of opposite walls, which will intersect at the center of room. Make sure they›re perfectly square, and adjust if necessary. Next, lay out a row of loose tiles along the center lines in both directions, leaving spaces for uniform joints (use tile spacers). If this layout leaves cuts smaller than 1/2 tile at walls, adjust the center line by snapping a new line 1/2 tile closer to the wall. Repeat along other center line if necessary. Now divide the room into smaller grids (approx. 2' x 3') by snapping additional lines parallel to center lines.

Select the right adhesive for the substrate you're using. Carefully read and follow all instructions and precautions on the adhesive or mortar package. Mix only enough to be used within 30 minutes. Using the type of trowel recommended on the adhesive package spread a 1/4" coat on the surface of one grid area, using the flat side of the trowel. Do not cover guidelines. Next, use the notched side of trowel to comb adhesive into standing ridges by holding trowel at a 45-degree angle. Then remove excess adhesive, leaving a uniform, ridged setting bed. Don't spread a larger area than can be set in 15 minutes.

We recommend using white good quality thin set such as Mapei, Laticrete, or Ardex.

Some black marbles, white marbles, dolomites, and green marbles may have to be installed with Moisture sensitive thin set. Please check with the manufacturer.

Carefully measure tiles to be cut and mark with a pencil or felt-tip pen. Make straight or diagonal cuts with a tile cutter, curved cuts with a nipper (chipping away small pieces for best results) and full-length curved cuts with a rod saw. Sharp-cut edges may be smoothed with a carborundum stone.

Variation of shades is an inherent characteristic of marble, stone and ceramic tile – mix tiles from several cartons as you set, for a blended effect. Begin installing tiles in the center of the room, one grid at a time. Finish each grid before moving to the next. Start with the first tile in the corner of the grid and work outward. Set tiles one at a time using a slight twisting motion. Don't slide tiles into place. Insert tile spacers as each tile is set, or leave equal joints between tiles. Fit perimeter tiles in each grid last, leaving 1/4" gap between tile and wall. Any rectangle porcelain should never be set in a running bond pattern, rather no more than a 1/3 overlap; the joint should be widened to 3/16" and use of a large unit porcelain mortar should be employed. When grid is completely installed, tap in all tiles with a rubber mallet or hammer and wood block to ensure a good bond and level plane. Remove excess adhesive from joints with a putty knife and from tile with a damp sponge. Do not walk on tiles until they are set (usually in 24 hours).

Generally, you should wait about 24 hours before grouting (refer to the adhesive package for specifics). Carefully read and follow all instructions and precautions on the grout package. Make only enough to use in about 30 minutes. Remove tile spacers and spread grout on the tile surface, forcing down into joints with a rubber grout float or squeegee. Tilt the float at a 45-degree angle. Remove excess grout from surface immediately with the edge of float. Tilt it at a 90-degree angle and scrape it diagonally across tiles. Wait 15-20 minutes for grout to set slightly, then use a damp sponge to clean grout residue from surface and smooth the grout joints. Rinse sponge frequently and change water as needed. Let dry until grout is hard and haze forms on tile surface, then polish with a soft cloth. Rinse again with sponge and clean water if necessary. Wait 72 hours for heavy use. Don't apply sealers or polishes for three weeks, and then only in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations.

For travertine tiles, materials with holes, aqua forte etc. use a grout release before grouting. You can also a sealer before grouting. This will help you clean the grout easier.


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