Ask The Designer: If you plan to update your bathroom why not consult interiors expert Emily Hyde first for some design advice?
“I would like a cutting edge really contemporary bathroom, fully tiled, possibly using stone in some areas. The sanitaryware to be wall hung, with a feature whirlpool bath with lighting underneath it. I have been thinking about having a steam shower, with chromatherapy and body jets, but I am concerned that this will cause condensation on the cold tiles. I would also like some sort of blind to cover the window, as it looks out onto the front garden and driveway. I would like to have a twin power socket in a cupboard within the vanity, so I can plug-in my hairdryer, straighteners and so on, but I’m not sure if this is allowed in the UK.”
How to incorporate stone in your bathroom
Stone allows you to experience an incredibly wide range of sizes, colours, surface finishes and combinations so mix and match to suit your personality. For instance, large format tiles lend themselves well to floors whilst mosaics are particularly suitable for wall use.
Ensure the stone is appropriate for the area of use by checking the manufacturers guide. Stone is porous so to keep it looking its best it may need to be resealed over time.