Why You Don’t Need To Spend Thousands On Good Looking Marble

Your bathroom is one of the most important rooms in your home. And you’ll want to work hard to ensure that it looks as good as possible. In order to achieve a high-quality look, many people look at marble options. And it’s not hard to see why.

It looks great, affording the bathroom a sense of luxury that you would usually only find in top of the line hotels or residences. However, there is a draw back when it comes to marble; it can be expensive. As such, it’s often out of reach for many people. They might want to have marble in their bathroom, but the prohibitive cost means that it’s often not possible – or at least can’t be justified.

The good news is that you don’t need to have high-grade marble to have a beautiful bathroom. There are plenty of alternative options available, ones that’ll be easier on the bank balance yet also ensure that your space looks as good as can be. In this blog, we’re going to run through a number of potential choices that you’ll love.

Marble tiles

affordable marble bathroom tiles

Most people think that they need to have large marble slabs for their flooring or on the walls, but that’s not the case. It’s also possible to have marble tiles too. The best thing about this is that it has virtually the same effect as slabs, yet costs nowhere near the same amount of money. It’s much cheaper.

Other benefits include the time required to install the marble, and also the maintenance. They don’t require much work once they’re in your bathroom, which means you’ll be able to enjoy excellent flooring and walls for many years to come, without having to work too hard. Indeed, providing the tiles aren’t too small, you’ll find that there’s virtually no downside to this type of flooring!

Choose Porcelain

porcelain tiles bathroom

If you’re looking for a durable material, then you could consider porcelain, which is very strong and can look great. They’re slightly more expensive than other materials (excluding marble of course), but most people are happy to pay the additional cost,  because of the quality that it brings. And once you’ve got your porcelain tiles installed, you probably won’t need to think about calling a bathroom fitter or plumber anytime soon. They’re usually good enough to last 15 – 20 years, and can even last up to 50 years. As well as long-lasting, you’ll also find that they’re easy to look after. You won’t need to spend too much time keeping things clean and tidy, since they can be wiped down quickly.

Of course, there’s more to porcelain than just their strength and long-lasting nature – they also look great, and will give your bathroom a big luxury boost. They’re also versatile too, with plenty of designs available.

Consider a feature wall as opposed to installing marble to every wall

Bathroom feature wall

You might want marble in your bathroom, but that doesn’t mean that you have to fill every inch of your bathroom with the material. If there’s a cost factor to be considered, then you can look at adding a feature wall to your bathroom. With this, you’ll be breaking up the marble look, and adding a different style to proceedings. This is recommended for people who want to have some marble in their bathroom, but who don’t want to have the whole thing covered in the material. Aside from that benefit, a feature wall can help to make a room look more visually appealing.

Other materials: Mosaics, glass, vinyl

Mosaic tiles bathroom

If the above materials don’t interest you, then fear not, because there are plenty of other ideas out there! What about mosaic tiles, for instance? These are good because they’re easy to install and easy to maintain too. For instance, if you have one tile that’s broken, then it’ll just be a simple matter of getting it replaced. Other materials that you might consider are glass or vinyl; vinyl in particular is especially cost-effective, and it can also look pretty good. Glass will give your bathroom a sleek and modern look.


As we’ve seen, there are many excellent options when it comes to finishes for your bathroom. By all means, feel free to get marble if the budget allows it, but if it doesn’t, then it doesn’t mean that you have to settle for something that you’re not happy with. Choose from one of the materials that we’ve looked at above, and it won’t be long before you have a great-looking bathroom!

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