Marble can make a great addition to your bathroom design. Marble brings a high-end and sophisticated elegance to your bathroom, all at a very economical cost. Italian marble, which is more expensive than ordinary marble, is often of high quality and suitable for use in the bathroom, because of its ability to withstand wetness. However, before you are tempted by the allure of this stone, here is the flip side of using marble in your bathroom design, especially ordinary marble;

  • Marble is very absorbent, therefore it cannot withstand wetness well enough
  • It is easily corroded by acidic substances
  • Because it contains iron, it discolors easily

If you are still interested in using marble in your bathroom, the following tips might be helpful;

How You Can Incorporate Marble Countertops in Your Bathroom

You can use marble countertops in your bathroom, as in the pictures below. However, take extra caution to ensure that water or acidic substances do not come in contact with the marble.

Simple, plain white marble countertop

Medium-tone countertop matching medium-tone wooden cabinets

Marble countertop with dark and light patterns matching those of curtain

Small brown marble countertop embedded with white marble sink

Clear white marble countertop with matching marble vessel sinks

Brown wooden countertop with two white, marble sinks

Long, white marble countertop on top of dark brown wooden cabinets

Dark grey marble with veins

Low-maintenance marble countertop with white, undermount sink

Grey countertop made from marble with vein

Marble countertop matching marble mirror frame

Brown countertop matching brown and white mosaic tile backsplash

Shiny medium-tone countertop with patterns, extending onto wall to form backsplash

Milky white marble countertop and sink

Pairing marble  and wood results in an endearing and functional look.

Black marble countertop with round, in-built sink

 

Spice Up Your Bathroom Design With These Ideas for Marble Tiles

Spacious bathroom with veined marble tile floor

Using marble tiles with veins on the floor creates quite the elegant look in this bathroom.

Contemporary bathroom with large, rectangular marble tiles

Small bathroom with marble tiles

Marble in a small bathroom helps make the room appear larger than it is.

Clear-cut marble bathroom design with skylight overhead the bathtub

Lighting, especially natural lighting, is key in a bathroom with marble, moreso if the marble covers many surfaces. The skylight in this marble bathroom provides natural light that illuminates the tub above all other features.

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Brown marble tiles on floor and wall

Adding bold and bright-colored details to a marble-encrusted bathroom like the yellow flower in the above marble bathroom helps break the monotony of the marble look.

Marble tiles with rich veins

This black and white marble bathroom design is absolutely gorgeous!  The floor tiles and a section of the wall are made from richly-veined marble, creating a high-end look that is difficult to imitate.

White-themed bathroom with large marble tiles on the floor, marble skirting board and a giant window streaming in natural light

Elegant white marble bathroom with clear mirror on the wall

White marble bathrooms stand out more than ordinary bathrooms. Even better, make sure there are plenty of lighting options, to illuminate the white color scheme. Adding a mirror or two to a white marble bathroom reflects the light, livening up the bathroom more.

Black marble tiled floor with white veins

 White and grey subway tile made from marble

Brown marble tiles used with wood

Veined marble bathroom in different colors, with filtered natural lighting from the glass wall

All-marble bathroom

Shower area with marble tiles and glass wall

Marble bathroom with dark hardwood shelving

Neutral-colored marble bathroom tiles

Shower wall covered in marble tiles

: Light grey veined marble tiles paired with dark grey subway tile on the wall

 Warm and cozy bathroom with large, dark brown marble tiles

Warm and cozy bathroom with large, dark brown marble tiles