Photos by Paul Finkel, 2012
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4. Location: Austin, USAWhy we love it: Marble, marble, everywhere… This would just be a stunning bathroom to walk into, let alone to use. The way the timber pops out from the patterning is something to be admired. A brilliantly executed interior.
This installation has a marble with a more pronounced vein (most likely Calacatta) for a less uniform look. This can be just as appealing, due to the unique shapes and details that the stone creates. Learn about the differences between Carrara and Calacatta marbleFrom an installer’s point of view, the closer to Italy and Greece a stone is sourced, the better it will hold up in a wet environment. I’ve also noticed that more veining often indicates a higher iron content, causing the stone to change in appearance over time. Tip: If you cannot find or afford Italian marble, a good-quality porcelain tile might offer a similar look.