The Best Ways to Introduce Marble Into Your Bathroom.

If you’re looking for a fresh, timeless, and elegant bathroom space you need to include a splash of marble and lucky for you, we have put together the best ways to introduce marble into your bathroom.

Whether that be on your walls, floor or basin area – marble is a must!

The beauty about marble is that you can introduce it to your bathroom, en-suite or cloakroom in so many ways and it doesn’t always have to cost a fortune.

So, sit back, grab a drink, and we will talk you through some of the best ways to introduce marble into your bathroom.

White and Black Marble Bathroom

Why Opt For a Marble Bathroom?

Marble is the perfect choice when it comes to bathrooms. It complements every finish, from brushed golds to brushed nickels. The veins work seamlessly to add texture and style to any space.

Additionally, it carries with it the notion of complete luxury and class.

Afterall, we all know how expensive it can be but with the latest technology, you can now find your ideal marble at a much lower cost!

Beige Marble Bathroom
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1. Introduce a Marble Floor

A Carrara marble floor is a no brainer when it comes to redesigning your bathroom.

Use larger tiles and stick to a lighter hue, such as white marble, creams, and beiges, to create the illusion of a bigger space.

Perhaps you want a fully tiled space (Wetroom)?

Make sure you use porcelain tiles as they have better slip resistance rating.

You should look for a marble tile with an R rating – this is based upon health and safety tests that determine how slip resist your tiles are.

Marble Floor Bathroom
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2. Create a Marble Shower Wall

Add a touch of marble to your bathroom design, with a marble shower wall in your master bathroom.

Using marble as a statement wall will add depth and hotel luxury style to your bathroom.

Whether you have a walk-in shower design or enclosure, make sure you opt for a marble that will enhance your brassware.

Opt for contrasting colours, patterns and textures for a standout effect!

Marble Shower Wall and black brassware
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Marble Shower Wall
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3. Marble Basin

A marble shower wall might be too much marble for your liking.

If that’s the case then go for a marble basin.

Nothing says opulence quite like marble basin does.

Whether that be a marble countertop basin or having a custom-made marble slab top added to your vanity unit.

Marble countertop basin
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Marble slab
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4. Geometric Marble Floor

If the classic marble veins just don’t do it for you, take a look at the beautiful geometric marble patterns you can introduce to your bathroom.

A little bit bolder than your standard marble, geo marble tiles come in a variety of styles, colours and patterns to fit your own personal preference.

We recommend using geo-marble patterns as your bathroom flooring to add interest to your space without overpowering it.

Top tip for those on a budget – You can purchase geometric marble floor stickers to mimic real floor tiles

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5. Marble Clad Bath Panel

Grey Marble Bath Panel

Tired of looking at your standard tub but don’t want to spend an arm and a leg?

Why not clad your bath with marble? It’s cost-effective way to include marble whilst spicing up the way your bath looks.

Up the luxury even more by pairing your new bath cladding with beautiful a modern bath shower mixer tap.

It will give the ultimate elegant vibe to your space.

6. Introduce a Marble Bath

Traditional Marble Bath
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A marble bath, as you can imagine, is rather pricey but boy, do they look incredible!

Available in darker marble and lighter hues, a freestanding bath is for those who want to create a focal point.

Better suited for those with a larger a space, a marble tub will transform any space and really up the style stakes for both modern and traditional bathrooms alike.

Modern Marble Bath
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7. Use Marble Wallpaper

Another great design idea – if you want to add marble on a budget and don’t want to commit to tiles – is to consider marble wallpaper.

Paper brands now make specially made wallpaper for warm, damp spaces such as the bathroom.

Wallpaper works well in small bathrooms such as the downstairs loo because they are a lot less damp and wet compared to the upstairs bathrooms with a shower or bath.

If you’re learning towards marble wallpaper, there are a few things you can do to help maintain the paper:

  • Ensure you have good ventilation. This could be an extractor fan, or keeping the window open slightly during baths & showers.
  • Apply a clear acrylic varnish over the wallpaper to boost its resistance to moisture and heat.
Marble blue wallpaper
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8. Black Marble Bathroom Design

Leave the white walls behind and create a showstopping space by creating a black and white marble wet room.

The dark marble and white veins will create a beautifully stark contrast, perfect for those that love a monochrome look.

The dark backdrop of the marble provides a dramatic canvas for you to add delicate brassware features.

We recommend the brushed gold brassware to create a classy, modern room.

Black marble bathroom with brassware
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9. White Marble Bathroom

Full White Marble Suite
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White has always been one of the most popular choice’s when it comes to bathrooms and it’s no wonder, when it can look this good.

White marble offers a crisp, fresh, and calming feel.

A complete white space, including tiles on the floor, is always a popular choice for those who like a clean, timeless bathroom space.

Using larger tiles in a smaller bathroom will help enhance the space and make it look less cluttered. With fewer grout lines and a larger surface area on the walls, less grout lines and a larger surface will expand your bathroom.

10. Marble Herringbone Tiles

Herringbone has made a big comeback in the last few years and continues to be popular for UK bathrooms.

So, it makes perfect sense to blend two key trends (marble & herringbone) into one beautiful tile.

Marble herringbone tiles are ideal for creating modern splashbacks. Plus, you’ll save money opting for a splash back rather than tiling a full wall.

The tiles will work beautifully, especially when combined with black wall mounted taps.

Marble Herringbone Tiles
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How To Clean Marble Tiles?

Marble can scratch and damage easily, so it’s essential that it is cleaned with soft cotton cloths along with mild cleaners and detergents. Avoid strong chemicals on your marble at all costs as they can cause corrosion.

Cleaning Marble tiles

Is Marble too Slippery for a bathroom or shower?

Marble can be extremely slippery once wet.

You can combat slipping hazards by putting a bath rug or bath matt down to cover the floor and avoid any nasty falls.

Honed marble, which is marble that has been ground to a smooth, flat surface tends to be less slippery than polished marble floors.

wet and slippy marble tile

Can I opt for marble “effect” tiles?

Yes, certainly.

marble effect tiles are far less expensive and still look the part – making them a great way to save on budget while still having the desired impact of making a space look ultimately luxurious.

You may find that marble effect tiles offer more in terms of a glistening and shimmering effect than real marble, and this can accentuate the space and help smaller bathrooms fell much larger than they actually are.

Another bonus of marble effect tiles is that you get the same look and feel without the need to care for them in the same way you would with real marble tiles.

How have you used marble?

We hope you enjoyed this article about the best ways to introduce marble into your bathroom.

Let us know in the comments below how you’ve created a marble oasis all of your own, or tag us on Instagram so we can see the wonder of your marble bathroom spaces!

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