Are your clients interested in using marble slabs for trendy
renovations when they decorate their GTA home? Help them choose from the many
trendy renovations that can increase resale value and turn a home into a
Share the Joy of
There’s a good chance that your clients have never heard of
be missing out on the perfect decorating solution for their home. It involves
cutting a marble slab lengthwise down the centre so the two pieces are a mirror
image of each other.
Explain that this is a hot trend in marble flooring but it
can be used in other areas as well. They can also use book-matched marble for
matching countertops, his and her vanities, matching a kitchen counter to an
island, and many other areas.
Marble in the
Marble has long been a distinguished touch for bathrooms, so
it’s no surprise your clients may be considering it for their bathroom.
One of the hottest trends has been stand-alone bathtubs as
the focal point of the room. These tubs, whether deep soakers or whirlpools,
help people capture a spa-like feel so they can relax. Using marble as an
accent around the tub or for the bathroom’s flooring adds to the decadent feel
of a home spa.
Fireplaces in the bathroom are also becoming a hot trend. It
feels like a real getaway—and an opportunity for romance—when there’s a quiet
fire in the fireplace while you take a soak in the tub. The natural beauty of
marble shimmers by firelight. Show your clients examples of how marble slabs
were used to create a masterpiece for the fireplace and mantle.
Marble in the Foyer
Marble’s legendary coolness makes it a perennial favourite
of bakers, but there are other places where marble can add value to your home.
Explain the different types of marble
to your client. People typically choose just one, but it’s possible to mix and
match different styles, like the Theodore
Levin United States Courthouse
in Detroit, which features over 30 different
kinds of marble. That may be a little too much variety for most homes, but your
clients shouldn’t be afraid of using two or more types of marble, contrasting
patterns or colour for a greater impact.
There’s no entranceway more dramatic than one into a foyer
with marble flooring. It immediately exudes a sense of wealth and fills guests
with a feeling of grandeur. It’s no surprise that your clients may be
considering marble floors, but be sure to explain that marble is a soft, porous
stone that’s prone to staining; once marble stains, it’s stained permanently.
There are a few steps your client will have to take to
ensure their marble keeps its striking good looks. The first is to reseal it
every year. If it’s on the floor, or a countertop that sees a lot of use, it’s
recommended that the marble is resealed more often. A large mat will be needed
in front of the door or a place to take off shoes on the porch. Marble is
beautiful but it is high maintenance.
Marble slabs are a popular addition to home renovations
across the GTA, and, with your help, your clients will have a trendy renovation
that brings them years of enjoyment.