Bathroom design guide: 4 stunning natural stone looks for your new bathroom

PUBLISHED: 16:58 15 September 2020 | UPDATED: 16:58 15 September 2020

Look 1: The cosy cocoon bathroom created with Diano Reale Marble and Crema Marfil. Picture: stoneCIRCLE

Look 1: The cosy cocoon bathroom created with Diano Reale Marble and Crema Marfil. Picture: stoneCIRCLE

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Be inspired by these natural stone looks for your own luxurious home spa.

Look 2: Keep it 'Clasically Cool' with Crema Marfil tiling. Picture: stoneCIRCLELook 2: Keep it 'Clasically Cool' with Crema Marfil tiling. Picture: stoneCIRCLE

Steve Vanhinsbergh, from stoneCIRCLE, shares his tops tips to help you choose the best stone for your bathroom and achieve a timeless, classic design that won’t go out of style.

Look 1: The cosy cocoon

Use earthy tones – beiges, browns, golds, and yellows – to make your bathroom feel brighter and warmer.

Look 3: Vintage Opulence achieved with polished black wave marble. Picture: stoneCIRCLELook 3: Vintage Opulence achieved with polished black wave marble. Picture: stoneCIRCLE

“I’d recommend using limestone or travertine. Travertine is a hard, durable stone - great for creating a bathroom that’s built to last. Limestone is perfect to use in bathrooms for tiles, shower trays, cladding and vanity tops. A warm coloured marble also looks great,” Steve says.

If budget and structural considerations allow, try installing a travertine bath for a touch of elegance.

Look 2: Classically cool

Look 4: Dramatic Monochromatic using polished Arabescato marble. Picture: stoneCIRCLELook 4: Dramatic Monochromatic using polished Arabescato marble. Picture: stoneCIRCLE

Creams, whites, and greys work well in bathrooms to achieve a minimal, tranquil look.

“Limestone and lighter marble are an excellent choice of stone for this design,” Steve says.

Co-ordinate the cladding, floor tiles, bath surrounds and vanity tops to achieve a consistent look throughout the room. Most bathroom items can be made from stone – besides the taps and toilet!

A stone basin will give an upmarket feel to your bathroom.

Look 3: Vintage opulence

For a bathroom that makes a statement, try a more traditional, art-deco style.

“Select a floor tile in a darker shade to help set the tone for the room. Classic marble in greys and blacks will work well for an Edwardian, period feel,” Steve says.

“Vein cut travertine is great for creating an effortlessly elegant look.”

Choose the right accessories to help finish off the design – reproduction taps and metal washstands and towel rails suit more traditional bathrooms.

Look 4: Dramatic monochromatic

Marble is a classic stone choice for bathrooms. It’s timeless, elegant and striking.

“Choose a lighter shade of marble to create a light and fresh look. Black marble is great for adding a touch of drama,” says Steve.

Book match the stone (this is where panels from the same slab of stone are laid side by side) so the veins match up and mirror one another to create an impact.

Marble is also a good stone to use in a wet room.

“Practically any stone can be used in a wet room, but marble is a popular choice,” Steve says. “Install a basin and vanity top made in the same stone to tie the whole look together.”

Finding the best stone for your bathroom

Natural stone lends itself to helping you create a beautiful and tranquil atmosphere and, with so much choice, it’s easy to create an individual design personalised to your taste,” Steve says.

Visit stone-circle.com for more details about the bathroom products they offer.

Call 01256 850380 or email sales@stone-circle.com for help choosing the best stone for your bathroom.

Find the showroom at Shothanger Works, Wootton St Lawrence, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG23 8TH. Visits are by appointment only.

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