Marble is synonymous with luxury, and a bathroom countertop made out of the material will certainly help to bring a touch of affluence to any bathroom space.
Although typically used for fireplaces and kitchen worktops, its affluent appearance has meant that marble has started to become throughout bathrooms too.
Marble makes a perfect addition to any bathroom space, as it’s intricate, attractive swirls and streaks create a unique design feature that will be appreciated by all.
Although marble isn’t as durable as granite, it is a hard stone, so will withstand many years of wear and tear, which in a high footfall area, like a bathroom, is a must.
Although marble has its positives to be included in your bathroom design, it’s important to also be aware of the drawbacks of using the material.
Any bathroom is prone to spills, whether it’s expensive shower gels, disinfectants or other cleaning products. And, unfortunately, marble can be prone to staining.
The material is made from limestone, which is known for having a high level of ‘porosity’. This means that spots may occur on the surface as the stone absorbs any spills, which can ruin the luxurious look of the marble.
This can be avoided though, through the correct maintenance and protection.
Talking of maintenance, marble also requires some care and attention to keep it looking its best.
Marble should be treated regularly with a mild cleaner, particularly one without chlorine, and dried immediately to stop the porous marble material from absorbing the liquid.