Marble Showers in Central PA
If you’re working on a new construction or considering a bathroom remodel, choosing the right materials helps you create a design you absolutely love. At Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile, our variety of unique stone options work perfectly for a variety of different features.
When you’re redoing a shower, marble may be a great fit for you.
Benefits of Marble Showers
Compared to other stones, marble is relatively soft. While this may be a disadvantage in other applications, like on a kitchen countertop, it’s not an issue in a shower. Another main advantage of marble is the distinctive look.
Many homeowners are drawn to marble because of its old-world feel. Over time, marble will change color slightly, to eventually come to a more worn look called patina. If you love the look of marble, like the monuments and items from the people of ancient Greece, this is the perfect material for your bathroom shower. After your new marble shower is finished, your bathroom will have an elegant, classic feel.
Disadvantages of Marble Showers
Marble, like many natural and even engineered stones, has a unique look because of its variation in color and pattern. For some people, this trait looks like a disadvantage. For those who want more precise control over the features of their homes, marble showers may not give the uniform look that they want.
Marble’s main drawback is in its durability. Because it is a softer stone, it can be prone to scratches and other damage. But, this won’t be as serious of a problem since the marble is in the shower, and you probably won’t have objects with sharp edges, like knives, anywhere near your shower.
This option is also prone to staining. If you dye your own hair, for example, rinsing out the dye in the shower stain the shower permanently. Marble is a more absorbent stone.
Maintaining Marble Showers
To keep your marble bathroom shower in the best condition possible, you need to give it the proper maintenance. Marble becomes damaged when in comes in contact with acids, so you should never use acid-based products to clean the shower. Products with vinegar or lemon can negatively affect the look of your shower.
When you need to clean your marble shower, using a mild soap or marble cleaner are your best options. You could also use an all-purpose cleaner, but you need to make sure it doesn’t have any vinegar or lemon-based ingredients.
You also need to routinely reseal marble, which is especially important for a marble shower where it is constantly getting wet. To keep it in the best condition, it’s best to reseal the marble once a year.
Cost of Marble Showers
Installing a marble shower usually costs between $100 and $300 per square foot. Depending on where you live, the cost of labor and how large of a shower you want will affect the total cost.
Choose Lesher Natural, Stone, Quartz, & Tile for your marble shower installation and other services. From helping you find the perfect option before installation to assisting with providing provide the proper maintenance, we’re there to help you through your marble bathroom shower’s entire lifespan.
Contact us today to learn more, to schedule services, or to get a free quote.