Marble Monday: This Entryway Tile Makes a Grand Entrance

For a foyer that genuinely makes an entrance, check marks the spot.

The minute we spotted this incredible entryway tile transformation — which literally shines bright like a diamond — we were in love.

Home décor and lifestyle content creator Reem Hassaballa, the visionary behind @reems_design, is responsible for this flooring design that turned a once-lackluster space into a stunning way to enter this home.

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Putting a new twist on the checkerboard pattern, Reem laid Riad Tile’s Bardiglio Gray and Casablanca Carrara 12”x12” marble tile bundle in a diamond orientation — after much deliberation and test layouts — and the risk paid off.

The harlequin pattern adds a playful sense of directional movement to the entryway while maintaining its timeless appeal.

While you might think of black-and-white tile when it comes to a graphic, checkered look, our Bardiglio Gray and Casablanca Carrara marble offers a slightly softer approach that’s still every bit as eye-catching.

Reem was very hands-on during the whole process and even hand-picked each of the marble tiles from the bundles, mixing them up to get just the right effect on the floor.

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If you’ve been looking for entryway tile ideas or hallway tile ideas, checkerboard marble instantly adds classic drama — and a touch of whimsical flair.

At Riad Tile, we have so many mix-and-match checkerboard marble tile combos to floor you — including our Nero Marquina, Norwegian Rose, and Calacatta Gold in addition to the Bardiglio Gray and Casablanca Carrara.

If you want to get just the right look, take a cue from Reem and lay each tile on the floor to see the effect of the gorgeous natural veining and variations — and don’t forget about the possibility of a diamond pattern!

Marble Makes an Entrance


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With its classic yet versatile appeal, marble tile is an MVP that elevates almost any space.

Nearly luminescent with those gorgeous veins of color, marble has a wholly singular set of qualities that imbue it with a sense of energy that is completely unmistakable. 

All our marble at Riad Tile is chiseled from the finest slabs — and we offer a range of unique varieties and sizes that go way beyond the traditional black-and-white tiles.

Because marble varies widely in color and pattern, it presents a unique yet beautiful challenge — as choosing consistent patterns is paramount to ensuring the most suitable, best-fit tiles for any project. So, the marble we use to create our tile is carefully selected for its quality and pattern consistency. 

Want to check out more options? Visit our online showroom or give us a call today to learn more about how you can incorporate marble tile into your home to create a statement look that reflects your style.

Our team of experts can assist you in selecting the perfect tiles for your project and guide you through the installation process. Whether you’re a DIY aficionado or prefer to leave it to the professionals, we’ve got you covered.