There are two rooms in your home that give you the most “bang for your buck” when it comes to renovations: the kitchen and bathroom. If you are ready to renovate your bathroom, you may be looking for luxurious wet area upgrades that can make you feel like you have a spa in your home. If you include stone in your tub surround, you will not only create a spa-like atmosphere but will significantly boost your bathroom’s value. Jacuzzi tubs are another popular spa bathroom feature, and when combined with stone, they can create an incredible personal oasis. Even better, you don’t need to worry about cleaning tile grout when you use stone slabs. If you aren’t yet sure which stone material is best for your jacuzzi tub surrounds, consider the benefits of the three best options.
Nothing rivals the majestic look of marble, with its cool glossy shine and attractive veins of color. Marble can instantly turn your bathroom into something out of a palace. However, even though you don’t need to worry about cleaning grout lines, marble does have its own maintenance requirements. Marble is more susceptible to oils and acids, so you will have to be careful when using particular hair and body products.
Acids can etch the marble, while oils can stain. Fortunately, a sealed marble surface protects from this damage. To keep marble jacuzzi tub surrounds looking great, any soap scum or water spots should be wiped away after use.
Granite is slightly more durable than marble and less vulnerable to acid and oils. Granite can also have a seal coating on the surface, which helps keep water and soap from penetrating the stone. You can find granite jacuzzi tub surrounds in various colors that can complement your bathroom design. For instance, if you have natural light in your bathroom, select a dark color to add contrast. If you have a small bathroom, go with a lighter shade to make the space feel larger. Additionally, because granite comes in large slabs, there will be very few visible seams.
Quartz doesn’t come from one slab of stone but instead is crushed and mixed with a resin and then poured into large sheets. Quartz is very durable, however, and just as hard as granite. Because this material is manufactured, quartz can come in any color you can imagine. The material can even mimic the look of granite or marble! Quartz can be useful for jacuzzi tub surrounds because it is very dense and can keep water out.
No matter what look you prefer for your bathroom, the experts at Rock Tops Fabrication can advise you on the best material for your needs.
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