are many trendy ways to use marble slabs for design projects. What hot trends
for marble slabs are right for your Toronto home renovation?
Before you lift a hammer or call a renovator, check out the
Book-matched marble flooring is a hot trend that offers you
a modern twist on the classic use of marble. When a marble slab is book-matched
and split down the centre, each side is a mirror image of the other. You can
use this method for matching countertops, flooring, matching your kitchen
island to the countertop, matching his and her vanities in the bathroom,
household tabletops, and other areas of the house.
Whether you’ve lived in your house for a decade or are just
moving in, you’ll quickly notice that the bathroom is one of the first rooms to
feel dated. Most of the rooms in your house change with you as you add and move
things around, but bathrooms tend to be major renovations that need planning in
Stand-alone tubs that present a spa-like feel are becoming
increasingly popular in the bathroom. You can add to the lush, spa-like feel by
accents around the tub.
Another hot trend is the addition of a fireplace to the
bathroom. Nothing says romance and relaxation like a beautifully designed
fireplace. Think of how striking your bathroom fireplace will be with marble
reflecting the light from your fire. It’s a decadent, luxurious touch that is
sure to make the bathroom your favourite room in the house.
Marble Slabs around
Bakers love marble countertops in the kitchen, and it’s a
popular and elegant touch for the bathroom, but there are many other uses for
marble around your home.
Marble flooring in your foyer gives the impression of
exclusivity and wealth as soon as your guests step through the door. It’s
important to remember that marble is a very soft and porous stone, so if you
decide to use it as flooring, remember that it stains easily. You’ll definitely
want a mat for visitors to stand on when they enter, or encourage visitors to
remove their shoes on the porch.
To keep marble looking its best, reseal it at least once a
year. If it’s heavily used, like a countertop or flooring, reseal it more
often. Watch for signs of wear and immediately reseal. It’s better to be safe
than sorry. Once a stain sets in marble, it’s likely permanent.
Marble slabs also make beautiful tabletops that seem to go
on forever. You can use them to add polish to any room. Consider turning your
marble slab into stylish barstools or end tables. If you have a marble slab
remnant left over from other renovations, you can use it for these smaller
projects. Just ask your fabricator to cut the pieces for you.
One beautiful decorating idea is to secure small parts of
your marble slab to silver candle sticks to create a trivet. You can use it at
home or make a few so you can give them as gifts to your architect, renovation manager,
or fabricator after the renovation is finished.
There are many trendy uses for marble slabs during your
Toronto home renovation.