Today’s blog post is about giving you a few ideas with places and products to consider if you are looking to reproduce a marble look in a bathroom project. The inspiration of this blog post is from a recent hotel stay where we had a full-marble bathroom which could as well be a few decades old but looked gorgeous.
Carrara marble is
Now, the ideal is to have treated polished marble slabs designed specifically to your bathroom dimension. Whereas it is very durable, and beautiful it is also extremely expensive and not so easy to source (only via marble retailers) so it led me to look for some alternative to create an all-marble bathroom look or add marble detail to a bathroom.
What is also beautiful about real marble is the fact there
Real carrara marble can even be repaired as you can see for instance from the picture below. The repaired slab even gives out more charm (perhaps just my opinion).
Let’s see the 5 options in detail…
1. Get a Vanity Countertop Made in Real-Marble Material
There are many bathroom furniture offering marble tops available and it will depend on the style of furniture/bathroom you like. I selected this one because I find it beautiful. It is inspired by Art Deco and Bauhaus style. On top is a surface mounted wash-basin with a faceted ceramic. (please note, I used to work for this brand in the past, it is how I got across these products, not getting any money from them anymore though)
2. Select a Sink Made Out of Marble Material
This is a more subtle and definitely an elegant option to add marble detail to a bathroom. It is an expensive option and you will need to be careful with the type of liquid that you would pour down the sink. I’d probably avoid putting this type of wash basin in a rental property in fear of a possible heart attack at the end of every tenancy…
3. Select a Custom-made Washbasin Vanity Made out of Lookalike Carrara Marble
This idea perhaps
4. Marble-looking Ceramic Tiles
A more affordable option is going for mosaic tiles with a Carrara marble design. Ideal for a backsplash (beautiful in a small loo!), a wall or like below as main bathroom flooring. Always check the tile finish and if it is suitable for bathroom floors to avoid a slippering accident… refer to the manufacturer directives.
Otherwise, you could select a large size for flooring and walls tile with the following options:
5. Marble-effect Bathroom Decoration Items
To finish with the last idea to add Marble to your bathroom project. These collections of bathroom accessories will give a little
Hope you enjoyed this article.
Do you think marble could look good in your bathroom?
Feel free to share it with someone looking for ideas to add timeless elegance to a bathroom.
Further reading about Pink Portuguese Marble from a UK marble retailer here: https://www.amarestone.com/project/portuguese-marble/ and http://info.amarestone.com/blog/bid/324759/Portuguese-Limestone-the-designer-s-delight
Image credits: Courtesy of the brands mentioned in the caption. The first three pictures are mine (hotel stay).