Asked on Jul 11, 2018

Have people regreted putting marble tile on their bathroom floors?

by Lsa28967120

I have couple of sample sheets of marble tile in my bathroom to decide on what to install. I was a little surprised and concerned when I noticed water spots a little while after stepping out of the shower. The marks evaporated but I'm concerned about what will happen over time. Also, the marble seems awfully cold (running the a/c). Should I be thinking about hearing the floor? Thanks!

  5 answers
  • William William on Jul 11, 2018

    Marble is essentially compressed limestone. It remains porous and will stain. It needs to be cleaned and sealed on a regular basis.

  • RLM RLM on Jul 11, 2018

    I had beautiful marble floors in my foyer until. . . . I went to green cleaning and ruined them with vinegar. I would hesitate to use any delicate flooring in the bathroom when there are some beautiful durable tiles that mimic natural stone.

  • Oliva Oliva on Jul 11, 2018

    Most tile companies with reputable sales staff will tell you that marble is a poor choice, due to water spots and low slip resistance. If you have hard water, it only adds to your maintenance.

  • Ilene Ilene on Jul 11, 2018
    I wouldn't do it. See above answers. Marble is fragile and a maintenance nightmare. So many opportunities to damage it. I spilled perfume on my floor and it left a large mark.

  • Lsa28967120 Lsa28967120 on Jul 21, 2018
    Thanks everyone. I decided to go with a porcelain tile that mimics stone. It will look great, costs a lot less than what I was looking at and I will not worry about it.