The idea of stone coverings in the bathroom it is often associated with interiors with a high profile. But this was especially true in the past because today technical advances make it possible to opt for this aesthetic solution even with smaller budgets. This is true both for those who choose the natural stone, both for those who are oriented towards the stone effect porcelainto. Furthermore, among the ideas of the decorators and of architects, you will encounter not only rooms completely covered with this material but also rooms where it is used only for partial applications. Certainly on floor, but also for small volumes or as a finish of washbasins O support surfaces.
The final effect then has a broad stylistic spectrum: we will certainly have examples of bathrooms with a classic atmosphere, but stone is a material that, with correct combinations, he also knows how to express a decidedly taste contemporary, for example by combining it with modern taps.
Natural stone or stone effect ceramic
The first decision to make for stone coverings in the bathroom concerns the material. A choice not taken for granted because in both cases, the technical possibilities made the two solutions very similar. There natural stone has on its side the charm of history and authenticity: the veins and the irregularities they are real and will never be perfectly reproduced. THE costs they are higher certainties, but not so much if we take into consideration the quality porcelain stoneware. Also today it is possible to have thin cuts which greatly simplify the installation, also allowing that with glue.
On the other hand, porcelain has made enormous progress in terms of realism, at least in top-tier companies. The stone is not only reproduced on a graphic level but these surfaces are also able to reproduce the tactile sensation some materials. Certainly a chipped tile reveals the matter underneath the surface is different than a natural stone, but the hardness level e resistance it is such that it hardly happens. These are two materials that are definitely capable of withstanding weight and stress, but for the public places, subjected to greater wear, stoneware is always preferable. In addition, the many collections available really offer a huge choice, not only in finishes but also in formats.
Combinations with stone
Due to its long tradition, the stone cladding in the bathroom is full of examples in combinations with other materials. Marble combined withbrass, but also the classic white of the sanitary ware combined with veins and surfaces in relief. Without forgetting the light output of smooth stones that is perfect for this room and the other elements that typically characterize a bathroom.
But this solution has not only suggestions related to the past, on the contrary. Stone is often the first choice of architects and decorators who design a bathroom with a modern style. The right mix is also found with the same ones metallic flashes declined with contemporary lines, perhaps with one suspension lamp or aapplique. Or by betting on one black taps which takes up the streaks of the marble.
Other interesting combinations are those with materials such as resins and microcement with which it is easy to find a chromatic agreement, but above all material. Even the color of the walls can become a gimmick to create one palette interesting that enhances the stone, the travertine for example, it works well in a taupe bathroom. Do not underestimate the mix with wood, perhaps with a parquet, for an extremely refined effect.
Walls, floors and furnishings: the stone that covers the bathroom
In the common imagination, a stone-clad bathroom is all made of the same material. But this is perhaps a slightly dated image, even if it is always impressive. Today it is preferred in fact mix the materials, a solution that not only aims to lighten the final effect, but also the budget for the realization. So here you can choose the stone for the floor (the pleasure of walking barefoot on natural stone is comparable to the feeling of doing it on wooden floors) or for walls or just a portion.
An interesting alternative choice is to focus on stone as a covering for the bathroom furnishings. The most obvious choice and on which there are more choices is certainly the bathroom sink. But you can also think of the table top, increasingly popular as a layout, or as backsplash, with small formats to embellish the room, or to define an area of the environment, such as the shower.
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