Marble is one of the most used natural stones in bathrooms. On the floor, on the walls or in the furniture, marble brings a touch of elegance to your bathroom and makes your decoration refined. Discover all the good reasons to adopt this noble stone at home.
Marble, a luxurious material that embodies quality
Marble comes from the family of metamorphic rocks and is formed by the crystallization of grains of calcite and dolomite. It is a natural stone which is characterized by its visible and marked veins. The marble recalls Antiquity and Rome. We think in particular of the Roman baths and their rich and elegant interior.
Added by little touch or as a total look, marble adapts to any type of decoration and to all room configurations, providing a refined and elegant appearance.
A large choice of colors
In addition to its historical and timeless side, what also makes marble a noble material is that each piece of this stone is unique! Marble can be adopted in wall or floor decorations and allows many decoration possibilities. It is indeed manufactured and worked in several colors, white, white veined with gray or black, black, gray but also pink, blue, brown, yellow, green or red.
A large choice of finishes
The marble workers decline this material in a multitude of finishes to offer tailor-made products that will adapt to your decoration and your tastes. Marble can be polished, mat, bush hammered, raw or flamed to make your bathroom unique. Whatever finish you choose, marble brings brightness to a room. It is therefore particularly suitable in bathrooms which often have little or no opening to natural light.
Marble to use alone or to combine with other materials
You can opt for a 100% marble room, floor to ceiling, with marble tiling. Be careful, the latter can be slippery with humidity, so be sure to choose a model with a non-slip finish, especially on the ground.
You can also decide to dress part of your bathroom with marble by using it in small scattered touches. Indeed, the marble blends with the existing furniture. Marble goes perfectly with wood for a warm, zen and refined atmosphere or with metal for a more modern and dynamic style.
Marble also has some drawbacks. It embodies quality and excellence, so its price is quite high. Finally, if marble is very resistant to impacts, scratches and heat, it is a porous material. It is therefore necessary to carry out a water-repellent treatment before installation and renew it each year. It is also recommended to treat the marble against stains. To clean it, use a mild detergent without chlorite and avoid products containing acid. Marble is therefore a bit complicated to maintain.
If you decide to adopt marble in your bathroom, it is advisable to hire a marble worker rather than a tiler or a mason, whether it is for the installation, the polishing or the treatment.