Bathroom interiors can be difficult to perfect. Between the bath, the basin, the shower and the toilet, they have to serve a highly practical function as well as being a place to relax and unwind..
One of the most effective ways to add character and a touch of luxury to these otherwise clinical rooms is with natural stone wallcoverings and flooring. Aside from boasting unbeatable longevity and organic strength, natural stone adds depth and texture to a bathroom without compromising on quality or purpose. We speak to Mrs Stone Store about some of the options available.
Slate is often associated with traditional, rustic interiors. However, Brazilian honed slate brings to the table a desirable combination of deep colour, for modern home style, and traditionally hardwearing properties.
Large, black slate tiled floors can create a striking contrast against vibrant, coloured walls. This can work particularly well in smaller bathrooms to create clean lines and a sense of space, without compromising on aesthetic detail.
Alternatively, complementary wall and floor coverings can be used together in larger bathrooms. This builds a sense of mood and texture and really accentuates the beauty of organic materials. The stone on stone interior almost creates a feeling of being outdoors, amongst rocks and water.
Brazilian riven slate can also be used to create wonderful details that surround fixtures such as taps, cabinets and lighting.
Moleanos Classic Beige
Black isn’t for everyone, but that doesn’t mean the bathroom can’t be striking. Moleanos in beige works well with a neutral palette, without losing the loveliness of detail.
With an almost ‘speckled-egg’ pattern throughout, moleanos wallcovering and flooring can be applied liberally for a striking aesthetic without darkening smaller rooms.
Jerusalem Antique Gold Limestone
It could be said that Jerusalem limestone is a natural choice for the bathroom; According to Israeli geologists, Jerusalem residents in antiquity built their homes from stone quarries in their city, using the remaining pit as a cistern to collect rainwater beneath the home.
Timelessly stylish, Jerusalem limestone is luxuriously subtle. Its clean aesthetic and bright, natural palette create a beautiful simplicity that reflects the indulgence of a long soak in the bath.
Interiors are usually led by their function. It’s easy to think that bathrooms are limited by the constant use of showers and baths and the inclusion of so many standardised features. However, it is possible to create a beautiful bathroom, full of colour and texture, without sacrificing purpose. As well as being beautiful, natural stone is also wonderful thermal-conductor and is brilliant for underfloor heating.