Pros and Cons of Marble Flooring in Bathrooms
Marble has a great appeal because it is so beautiful and is such a high quality stone, but while it has its pluses it also definitely has its downsides. While Marble is becoming increasingly popular and popping up in more and more homes every day, the question we should be asking is should it be?
This article is here to offer you a guide on things that you should know and consider before going ahead and buying Marble for your bathroom flooring.
One of the reasons why Marble is so popular is because it has a great uniqueness about it. As it is a natural stone, it has a varied appearance in terms of veining and colouring which results in a unique look.
As Marble is such a soft stone it can be used in a range of different ways, which is excellent for repurposing leftovers where possible. Marble can be machined due to its softer nature than a lot of other stones and can therefore be used for flooring, counters, walls and even smaller things like door casing details.
Too Much ‘Uniqueness’
That is right, one of Marbles best traits could also be seen as a downfall for some customers. While a lot of customers love that each piece of Marble is different from the next, not all customers share this view. Marble can often have a very non-uniformed appearance and may not suit everyone’s taste and style.
Again, another one of the bonuses about having Marble could also be seen as a big downfall for bathroom flooring. As Marble is incredibly soft, it can hold onto liquids and spillages. For example, if you are someone who dyes their hair regularly then your new Marble flooring could become stained as it holds onto the dye. Once Marble has been stained it can be very difficult to remove.
Not Family Friendly
As Marble is super absorbent it is not considered the best family friendly material for bathroom flooring or within the bathroom at all, especially for those with a downstairs bathroom and little ones who like to wander about. Any spillages or marks that your young children will make could end up permanently damaging and staining your beautiful Marble flooring.
If you are planning on getting Marble for your bathroom flooring then you need to take into consideration the long-term costs. Marble needs regular sealing to be maintained and looked after properly, which could be a downfall for those who are not able to commit to that cost.
Unfortunately, Marble can also be marked by acidic materials and products such as cleaning products and lemon. This means that you would have to be careful which cleaning products you buy or make yourself at home so you do not end up marking your wonderful new flooring. Again, this makes it perhaps not the best choice for homes with young children who may get their hands-on things that they should not.