Your bathroom should be your escape at the end of a long day while also being functional, purposeful and practical. Stone vanities, features and accents can help you do just that.
When deciding which stone will complete your vision, there are a variety of possibilities available to you. Nevertheless, with every option, there are certain factors you may want to consider. Granite, quartz, marble and onyx are all widely used in bathrooms and each has its own pros and cons.
Various types of stone can be used for thresholds, vanities, shower walls, benches, flooring and shelving within a bathroom. Visit with our team of experts who are here to help you make the right decision to suit your style and budget.
Marble Countertop Design
Marbled shades, natural flecks, and variant colours – granite countertops are ideal for traditional homes with old world charm. With subtle speckled variations in tone throughout, granite countertops easily become the stylish focal point of a kitchen or bathroom. Granite countertops are incredibly versatile; they come in a wide variety of colours and patterns, giving homeowners unique control over their home’s look and feel. While darker shades work especially well when paired with a pop of colour or a bold pattern, lighter shades complement medium-coloured wood cabinets and natural lighting. The natural, elegant design of granite countertops lays the foundation for beautiful room design.
The Pros and Cons of Marble Countertops
Marble offers a natural and unsurpassed beauty that cannot be achieved using any other stone. However, before choosing this stone as part of your home, it is important to understand both its features and limitations.
Marble is a Natural Stone – Marble comes from the earth and are perfectly designed by nature. Colour variations, natural defects, fissures and erratic veins can ensure your stone piece is truly, one of a kind.
Heat Resistant – Marble is completely heat resistant which means you don’t have to be concerned with curling irons, flat irons regular irons.
Granite is a Natural Stone – Marble comes from the earth and is not manufactured in any way. Colour variations, natural defects, fissures and erratic veins may be present in your stone piece and cannot be altered in any way.
Extremely Porous – Marble is extremely porous and is not recommended for kitchen use. Depending on its location, marble counters should be sealed ever 1-or 5 years.
Seams – Seams are inevitable and will be seen and felt. Although this is inevitable with all stone, seams are usually less apparent than granite but more apparent than quartz.
As a design professional working in the industry for 15 years it was a refreshing pleasure to work with Patricia, she is not only a consumate professional managing very specific design details during selection and production but also kept us up to date on lead times right down to final installation. Patricia is great to work with, she sincerely has her costumers best interest as a priority at all times.
DeCurtis Design Inc.
8550 Keele Street, Unit C
Concord, Ontario, L4K 2N2
Phone: (905) 482-3355
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