One of the most luxurious of all natural stones, marble has exclusivity written all over it. The stone’s unique veining combined with spectacular colours makes it a real focal point of any room where it’s installed. The striking patterns of these veins also ensure no two pieces of marble will ever be the same.
Marble is a popular choice when it comes to living spaces and even kitchens and bathrooms. But customers are often unsure about the suitability of marble in bathrooms.
Euro Marble has listed out the advantages and disadvantages of using marble in a bathroom space.
Marble is a beautiful natural stone with highly porous characteristics. The porous nature of a marble surface allows liquids to be absorbed quickly unless it’s properly sealed and maintained.
Advantages of marble in a bathroom
Marble is a soft stone, and therefore, easy to work with; you can choose to have entire marble slabs in your bathroom or smaller marble tiles depending on your individual preferences. While porcelain tiles are popular for bathroom installations, nothing can quite compare with marble’s wow factor. If properly sealed, maintained and cared for, your marble bathroom should still look incredible for many years to come.
Disadvantages of marble in a bathroom
Being a porous stone, marble allows moisture to enter its surface easily, indicating potential risks when used in a wet and humid environment such as a bathroom. Products such as make-up or hair dye could seep into the stone if its surface is not correctly sealed, causing discolouration. Even absorbed water can leave ugly stains on the stone. Regular cleaning chemicals or acidic tile cleaners cannot be used on marble as they can cause etching on the surface. One will also need to be careful in choosing lotions, gels and shampoos as some of them can cause adverse reactions with the marble tiles or slabs.
Consult with Euro Marble about the suitability of marble for bathrooms.