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The atmosphere in a spa is created in a way that allows you to truly relax. We all associate spas with refreshing scents, candles and soft music, but one thing that is not always acknowledged in the spa environment is the natural stone surfaces. Our brains typically see natural stone as a luxury, which is why vacation resorts and day spas are sometimes built almost entirely of natural stone.
The elegance, durability and timelessness of natural stone and luxury bathroom tiles promote a feel-good factor in most people that are seeking out a luxurious and spa-like experience. Here are ways that you can incorporate natural stone in your bathroom for that spa-like feeling.
Granite is the most preferred material for countertops in the U.S. Granite is a hard and scratch-resistant material that requires little upkeep. Designing countertops from granite, which might be subject to hot curling irons or water spills, is a smart idea. Granite is also available in a range of colors, which is another benefit that will allow you to customize your decor.
Luxury bathrooms must have a steam shower, which is one of the hallmarks of a private steam room in a spa retreat. Steam treatment is soothing to your physical and mental health, and natural stone surfaces combined with luxury bathroom tiles help accentuate the benefits of steam. You can complete your steam shower with a full natural stone wall on each side that doesn’t have glass doors. This also looks incredibly chic and modern depending on the natural stone that you choose. It is also super simple to clean natural stone.
A shower bench is a practical way of resting and relaxing in the shower. A shower is often a purely functional area, but incorporating a bench made of natural stone helps make the shower a visual attraction and relaxing experience, especially when paired with a steam or rainfall shower. This is also a great way to incorporate a little bit of storage into your shower. Instead of storing shampoo and conditioner bottles on the floor, you can use the bench, which will make your shower much more organized.
A water feature can be made of a variety of natural stones such as marble and granite and helps create a soothing spa environment. The sound of trickling water is well known for easing tension, but a water feature also adds a work of art to your bathroom. This is an easy way to help relax while adding a beautiful natural stone or luxury bathroom tiles decoration to your bathroom.
Floors made of natural stone are comforting. Many homeowners said that they find walking barefoot on natural stone surfaces soothing. Marble is excellent as flooring since it offers traction in bathrooms that are often damp or wet, unlike other polished natural stone surfaces. If you are worried about the floor surface being too hard, that is a great opportunity to incorporate rugs and other textiles to add comfort as well as decor pieces.
If you’d like to begin the transformation of your basic bathroom into a spa-like place to relax, contact G.M.S. Werks today to get your custom natural stone. We can help you decide what stone works best for your space and can help you design your perfect space!