It’s no surprise that Toronto high-end clients are
interested in using marble slab in their GTA home renovations. Whether it’s
finely veined or features majestic bold swirls of colour, marble is
unmistakable, unmatchable, and holds a feeling of luxury that’s hard to beat.
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If your clients are looking for a modern twist on
traditional marble, book-matched marble slabs may be for them. Unfortunately,
many people don’t even know what book-matched marble is, so they may be missing
out on this useful trick. Let them know that a fabricator can split their
marble slab down the middle so the sides are a mirror image of each other. This
makes for mesmerizing flooring, matching kitchen countertops and islands,
identical his and hers vanities in the bathroom, and other beautiful surfaces
around the house.
Marble Trends in the
Capturing the indulgent feeling of spas is all the rage in
bathroom renovations. Your clients are probably open to this popular redesign
that turns their bathroom from a functional space to a tranquil refuge.
The first step is usually a spa-like stand-alone tub, either
on the floor or raised a few steps. Show your clients how they can increase the
spa-like feel by installing marble
flooring or accents around the tub.
If the house’s structure permits it, and if there’s space,
suggest adding a fireplace to the bathroom as well. It’s a romantic and
relaxing addition that will complete the home spa. Ask your clients to picture how
the firelight shimmers on marble. A marble fireplace and mantle are a
distinctive and majestic addition to the bathroom. It will rapidly become their
favourite room in the house.
Stylish Marble Around
There are many types of marble
, so it’s worth sitting down with your clients to
discuss what they want. Let them know that they can go with one type or try a
more modern approach by mixing different styles. An example of this is the Theodore
Levin United States Courthouse
in Detroit, where over 30 different types of
marble were used.
Another trend is the installation of a majestic entrance.
Marble flooring makes a powerful, elite statement to visitors, impressing them
before they even take off their shoes. That’s why you’ll have to remind your
clients that marble is a soft, porous stone. Their guests will need to take
their shoes off on the porch or on a mat so they don’t risk staining the
marble. Before installing marble, your clients need to understand that, to keep
marble looking stunning, they’ll need to reseal it at least once a year. In
high traffic areas, they’ll need to reseal it more often. When a stain sets in
marble, it’s usually permanent.
If your clients have marble remnants left over from other
parts of the house, suggest other ways that they can incorporate marble into
their other rooms.
One answer is beautiful tabletops or end tables. They can
also be used to make bar stools or trivets, depending on the size of the leftover
With a little planning, you can help your clients turn their
marble slab into a renovation that will raise the value of their GTA home and give
them a space they’ll enjoy for years.