Stone is a beautiful material to be used in your bathroom.
Stone in Your Bathroom
In most bathrooms, the most common materials are wood, ceramic and metal. These materials can come in many different styles, but they are the most common nonetheless. One material that isn’t used in as many bathrooms is stone. Stone is so popular because of the natural element that it bring into your bathroom. Natural materials are great for a bathroom design because of the comfort and beauty they add, so stone is a perfect way to include that aspect into your bathroom. Stone is one of the sturdiest and most elegant materials that you can use in your bathroom, so explore some of the best options.
There are a few different fixtures that benefit from being made of stone. Stone is most commonly used in sinks and bathtubs. The most common types of sinks that incorporate stone are vessel and undermount sinks, but other types of sinks can incorporate stone as well. One of the biggest benefits to stone sinks is their versatility. Stone sinks are usually carved from one piece of solid stone and are then polished. Because of the many possibilities of shapes the sink can be, they can be used in virtually any design plan. Because stone is a sturdy material, things like cracks are less likely to appear in your sink. Another beautiful fixture that uses stone is the free standing bathtub. Free standing bathtubs made of stone are beautiful pieces to include in a rustic bathroom, along with some other bathroom designs.
Common Types of Stone Used
Depending on the style and colors of your design, you are probably going to need stone that matches well with the rest of your bathroom. The most common types of stone include soapstone, granite, marble, limestone and travertine, but other types of stone can be found as well. Granite and marble are the most common types of stone sinks you will find due to both the high quality build and the luxurious aesthetic and feel. There are also variants that include mixtures of two or more different types of stone mixed together to make a blend.
Cleaning and maintaining stone fixtures will be slightly different from how you clean other typical bathroom fixtures. Because some stone is more porous than other stone and some stone sinks are sealed while others are not, there are a few ways you can clean your sink. The most common way to clean your sink is by using a soft cloth or brush along with a mild cleanser. Make sure you rinse out your sink and then thoroughly dry it before you start the cleaning process. As for sealer, stone sealer should be applied at least once a year for a sink that is being used regularly.
Stone is an elegant material that you can add to your bathroom to improve the overall look and feel of your bathroom.