Having a bath after a stressful day at work is probably the most relaxing thing that you can easily do in the comfort of your home without much effort. It will help you refresh, recharge and face the challenges of the new day. You can decorate the bathroom with flowers, candles or figurines that bring you happiness and a sense of coziness. There is, however, one ultimate trick to turn your bathroom into an unique retreat with a spa-like atmosphere, and that is to use natural stone tiles. There is a variety of stone that you can choose from but marble, travertine, granite and limestone are probably among the most popular ones. You can style your entire bathroom or opt for a less expensive solution by using limestone highlights here and there or marble vanity tops and those who are more extravagant can even buy a granite or onyx bathtub. Below are some reasons why these options might be the best for your bathroom.
Marble vanity tops and highlights
Marble is the eternal symbol of luxury bathrooms since the Roman times. It can be used as bathroom tiles, for bathtubs, vanity tops or just as a highlight. Marble combines well with other natural stones such as limestone or travertine and with other materials – ceramic tiles, wood, concrete and is therefore an excellent option to refresh your bathroom. By changing only your vanity top with a marble one you change the entire atmosphere of your bathroom. Choose polished tiles as they will shine and reflect the light in the room. You can also replace just some of the tiles on the floor or at the back of your tub with marble ones to recreate at least a bit of the luxurious spa atmosphere. Be careful with the floor tiles and better opt for honed marble there, as the polished tiles become quite slippery when wet.
The marble bathroom
If you would like to make a statement, however, and feel like royalty in your bathroom, then you should go and decorate your entire bathroom with marble. Since the stone comes in various colours and shades with beautiful veins running through the tiles you can create unique designs. For an eternal look you can combine black and white marble tiles with a lot of light. The good thing is that you can get anything made of marble from vanity tops and tiles to the tub itself. So, go on – be bold and design the marble retreat of the star you feel you are!
Marble or granite bathtubs
An ultimate sign of luxury will be to choose a free standing bathtub, which is entirely made of natural stone. You can find marble, granite and even onyx bathtubs. They surely combine well with natural stone tiles, however you can use only them as the focal point of your bathroom because they look amazing on a simpler background as well. If you want to be conspicuous with the piping for the bathtub and ensure that any potential leaks are fixed, to give your bathroom a clean and fresh look, then you might need professional help. Contact plumbers from Make It Drain Plumbing & Rooter or alike companies to get the piping right, and any repairs done well in advance. They may even give you some advice about its maintenance!
These were just a few suggestions how to turn your bathroom into a special place for relaxation. We know that sometimes the options we choose depend on our budget but we can assure you that investing in natural stone tiles is really worthy as you get great value for your money. Natural stone is not only beautiful but very durable and will serve you for a very long time.