When your client is considering using a marble slab for their
Toronto home renovation, discuss the latest trends so your client is aware of the
new and innovative ways marble can be used.
Sit down and take a look at book-matched marble flooring.
It’s likely that your client has never heard of it before and has no idea that
it exists. This method of splitting a marble slab down the middle so each half
mirrors the other is becoming a hot trend. It lets your client match the
kitchen countertop to the island, the countertops on each side of an appliance,
vanities in the bathroom, and other areas around the house. Book-matched marble
is eye-catching and sure to delight all who notice it.
Trends in the
Bathrooms seem to be the room that becomes dated the
quickest. Whether your clients are just moving in or have lived in their home
for a decade or more, marble is a classic, luxurious stone with timeless appeal
that is sure to please your clients longer than their avocado-coloured tub ever
A hot trend in bathrooms is to create a home spa. This has
led to beautiful marble basin sinks that resemble works of art. Stand-alone
tubs are also popular. Consider installing marble
tiles on the wall or side
of tub to add to the decadent feeling.
Another fiery hot trend is a fireplace in the bathroom.
Nothing says romance and relaxation like the snapping sound of a fire while
your client relaxes with a glass of wine in the tub. A marble fireplace and
mantle is truly luxurious, bringing an air of decadence to the room. If the
house’s structure permits it, this is a distinctive addition that will please
the homeowner and wow prospective buyers.
Marble Slab in Other
Bakers adore their consistently cool marble countertops in
the kitchen, and it’s a coveted touch for bathrooms too. There are so many
other ways your clients can use marble to enhance their home’s value and add
elegance to any room.
Marble flooring in the foyer is one way to ensure a feeling
exclusivity for guests entering a home. Remind your clients that this luxurious
entryway comes at a cost beyond the renovation. Since marble is soft and
porous, your clients will need to reseal it at least once a year to help it
stay stain-resistant— and even more often if it’s in a high traffic area. When
marble stains, the stain is usually permanent. Your clients will need a mat for
guests to stand on or a special place just outside of the door to remove shoes.
Walk your clients through the types of marble
available and find out which colours and patterns they prefer. If they can,
they should visit a quarry or your preferred supplier to pick up their marble
in person since patterns can vary greatly even within the same type of marble.
People often use just one type of marble, but be sure to encourage them to
consider mixing different types, like the Theodore
Levin United States Courthouse
in Detroit, which has over 30 different
types of marble.
Helping your clients choose the right marble slab is just
the first step in helping them plan a trendy renovation of their Toronto home.