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Marble or ceramic tiles in bathroom

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Posted by: from Saint-Lazare
3/26/2012 at 8:22:21 PM

We are thinking of redoing our bathroom. Fell in love with a marble tile.

The people who sell marble say : you just need to seal the floor and you're ok.

The people who sell ceramic say : stay away from marble... it will stain or crack... hairspray, toothpaste, anything will ruin it....

What is a family to do ? It would be for the master bathroom... which is visited by the kids on a daily basis.

Is marble a no no?

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Date/Time3/27/2012 at 5:41:39 PM

Marble can go in a bathroom with no problem. It does have to be sealed periodically, so it's not maintainance free like ceramic. It will stain, especially if it is left to soak in. However I have never seen toothpaste and the like, stain it.

Find a good contractor to install it, there isn'y any wiggle room for errors like ceramic's.

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Chantal in Saint-Lazare
Date/Time3/28/2012 at 10:44:22 AM

Thank you James for your response. I will therefore consider marble..

Is limestone like marble and just needs to be sealed and everyhting is ok?

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Date/Time3/28/2012 at 7:46:38 PM

Yes limestone, like most natural stones needs to be sealed as well.

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Date/Time11/27/2012 at 9:18:37 AM

You also have the choice of installing Ceramic Tiles with Marble designs. You will get the look & feel of marble and less worry about maintenance.

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