Bathrooms are place for refuge and serenity. They are personal spaces that should reflect our personalities in a way that makes us feel relaxed and carefree. Bathrooms, by in large, have greatly evolved over the years starting as purely functional spaces that take up as little square footage as possible to the rooms that they are now. Today’s bathrooms are more like rooms that also house baths and showers that fully take on the meaning of “restroom”. Many bathrooms have furniture to provide comfortable seating to take off shoes at the end of a long day. This increasingly popular trend has significantly influenced the stone industry, and more specifically the use of marble.
Marble has long been known as the more sophisticated and elegant stone when compared to granite, soapstone, and slate. Its delicate veining and soft color range are just the initial reasons that marble is ideal in bathrooms. Marble is a softer stone that reflects light in a subtle manner that is attractive and evokes a breathtaking reaction. This striking stone has become one of the most popular choices for bathrooms. It is being used for flooring, vanity countertops, shower surrounds, and bathtubs.
Tiling a bathroom is a simple choice because it is easy to configure tile to any shape and any pattern. Tile has the ability to quickly create a custom look by combining different colors and patterns. Marble tiles come in various sizes from large 24” x 24” format to tiny 1” x 1” mosaic, and every size in between. The most popular colors of marble are available in tile format including the classic white, black, green, red, and brown. The nature of marble allows it to coordinate with other colors of marble effortlessly. It is common to see intricate flooring patterns done with various colors of marble tiles in hotels, wealthy homes, and churches. Combining the various sizes can achieve a luxurious appearance when done the right way.
Vanity countertops are a popular place to reveal the true beauty of marble. As one of the most used surfaces in the bathroom, marble vanities are easy to clean, low-maintenance, and have a timeless look that does not go out of style. Marble is found all over the world in various colors and veining patterns. White Marble is one of the most elegant colors and a classic choice that compliments most styles. Both modern and traditional bathrooms pair well with white and grey marble.
Marble slabs are ideal solutions for bathroom showers because they hold up to large amounts of water with minimal grout joints like tile. They are also low maintenance and easy to clean. There are so many color and style options with marble slabs that it is easy to find the perfect one for any space.
Marble bathtubs are an impressive element in a bathroom because their solid form and visual weight command attention and respect. Since it is easy to fabricate, water resistant, and durable, marble is the premier choice for solid bathtubs, sink basins, and fountains. The stone can be carved into solid forms out of any marble color and can be carved into endless shapes and styles. Marble is a remarkable stone that has so many uses and purposes in today’s bathrooms.