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Using Natural Stone in the Bathroom

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By Tamsin Allen

Using stone will give your bathroom a warm, organic feel, whether slick and modern or roughened and rustic. It holds the heat so is perfect for shower areas and wet rooms and looks fantastic for years. Here are a few ways to use natural stone in the bathroom.

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Big limestone tiles look great in a shower area – modern yet organic and spa-like. As it is quite a soft stone, clean regularly with a stone-specific cleaner to remove soap residue. Do not use normal shower cleaners as they can be acidic and caustic and cause discolorations and etch marks in the limestone.


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Stone doesn’t have to be big solid slabs, it can also be delicate patterns like these pretty Palazzo mosaics from Fired Earth. They look great behind a counter-mounted basin and with wall-mounted taps.


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If you have quite a large space to work with, consider long limestone flagstones laid in a herringbone pattern. Here the tumbled edges of the stone add to the period charm of this bathroom and prevents it all looking too new and perfect.


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This French country house takes flagstones to the max and is the perfect complementary texture to the large steel bath. We love the beautifully-balanced mixture of modern, rustic and traditional.


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If you’re not sure about a whole bathroom in stone, add just a touch with the Aegina bowl from Fired Earth. It’s smooth on the inside but rough on the outside so that it feels beautifully organic.



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Using Natural Stone in the Bathroom

Tamsin Allen

Tamsin has a background in design, art direction and advertising and a love for interiors, helping build the Foam & Bubbles brand and managing all their social media channels is a job that never gets tiring for Tamsin. Creating a brand that strives to provide a unique experience with a light-hearted attitude continues to be fun to work on every day.

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