3 Applications for Marble in Home Design

There is no doubt about it; marble is having a moment in the sun.  While marble may be the hot trend in home design right now, it is far from a fast-fading trend. Marble has been used in architectural design for centuries.  In fact, use of marble in architectural applications dates back to ancient Roman times.  Marble is beautiful and versatile; it can be used as flooring, as countertops, in bathroom and shower applications, and more!  And, when you use marble, it is sure to elevate the aesthetic appeal of your home, proving itself as a great investment in your home.   Below are 3 applications in which you can use marble in your home to add value and beauty in a way that no other stone can.

  • Flooring
    • If you have ever walked into a home marble flooring you know just how a stunning a statement marble flooring can make. Marble is a metamorphic rock that has unique veining that runs through it which makes it unique.  Marble is also a very durable stone which makes it ideal for flooring because it can stand up to even heavy traffic.  People can walk all over it, year after year, decade after decade, and if it has been properly cared for, it will still look great. But, it is absorbent so it is imperative that it is properly sealed to protect its natural color.
  • Countertops
    • Marble is such a versatile, high-end stone that it integrates seamlessly with any home design. It can be used in modern homes, rustic homes, and traditional homes as a countertop material.  It works great for bathroom countertops, desks, or kitchen countertops. Though marble does require some upkeep such as sealing to protect it from staining or damage.  When properly cared for, marble countertops are so durable that they could last decade after decade looking as beautiful as the day they were installed.
  • Shower
    • When marble is used in shower design, it adds a simple yet breathtakingly elegant design element. Nothing will create the peaceful, spa-like retreat that you want quite like a marble shower.  You can choose to use marble just as the surround of your shower if you want to avoid some of the staining/sealing issues that can sometimes be associated with marble.  Or, you can choose to use it on the floor as well and simply seal the flooring on a routine basis to ensure that your investment is protected.