Marble Flooring has been a sign of prominence and wealth earlier and only the rich ones could afford to have marble flooring. However, nowadays it has become a popular option to be used in homes and especially in Bathrooms. But the question is should it be used for bathrooms? Let's take a look at some of the disadvantages of using it and why it isn't the perfect choice for your bathroom:

Absorbent in Nature

Marble is a soft stone and that's why it's quite absorbent in nature. In fact, the stains of dyeing can leave a mark on the wash floor. That's why people tend to choose porcelain tiles, especially for the shower floors.

Etchy towards Acidic Products

Marble is etchy towards acidic products such as lemon and cleaning products. This is mainly because of their softer nature and that's why before using them in your bathroom, test them with lotions or other bath supplies to see if there are any reactions.

Rusting Factor Risks

Marble contains a lot of minerals and that's why it's quite risky to use them in the bathroom as the iron content in it can easily get rust. Then, that would be a catastrophe to a beautifully designed bathroom. That's why performing a soak test is can be beneficial for this purpose.


Marble should be sealed with a quality sealer and maintained on a regular basis. Avoid using strong cleansers (nothing acid-based) to prevent etching or damage to the sealer. Soap, water and a good nylon scrub brush will do the trick.
I always offer porcelain tile as an alternative to marble. Many porcelain tiles look like marble and offer more durability in showers and steam showers.

The fact that marble is available in a finite quantity makes it quite hard to get authentic and high-quality marble and using low-quality marbles may degrade your quality of bathrooms.