Due to the different concepts and preferences of homeowners, and the diversity of stone colors and textures, the use of color materials for bathroom stones is very diverse, including marble, limestone, granite, sandstone, slate, quartz stone, etc. Wait. However, marble and granite are usually mainly used for bathroom stones. (However, due to people’s concerns about the radioactivity of granite, the current use of granite has begun to decrease.)
Nowadays, people generally like to use a plain or solid color or simple-textured stone to decorate the floor and wall of the bathroom and use rich-textured marble to decorate the countertop of the vanity, which can add a bit of elegance to the bathroom.
Marble is also called metamorphic or recrystallized limestone. Real marble is a calcite metamorphic rock with a crystal structure. Marble is mostly derived from limestone through geological changes. Its main components are calcite and calcium carbonate, with a Mohs hardness value of about 4.5. Therefore, its disadvantages are that it is softer, has poor acid and alkali resistance, poor weathering resistance, easily absorbs oil, water, and other liquids and is contaminated, easily scratched, and is not abrasion-resistant. In addition, almost all acid and alkali-containing cleaning and stains will be affected. Damage to the marble. A longer residence time will damage the marble and lose its luster.
Therefore, the marble used in the bathroom should be made of harder and denser materials, and try to avoid using marbles with soft materials and high water absorption. It is best to choose a polished surface for bathroom marble, and it must be protected before use. This can better protect the stone and is easy to clean, and the marble paving is suitable for vertical paving. Light-colored stones are more resistant to slight soapy water pollution than dark-colored stones. Therefore, it is recommended not to use green serpentine and black marble in toilets and bathrooms, so that the possibility of contamination on the surface of the stone is relatively small. some.
Natural stone is a high-end decorative material with natural beauty and unique texture. The surface looks like natural stone with fine texture and high hardness. However, due to its naturalness and the diversity of mineral structure, as well as the stone itself, there are many defects and problems. In fact, natural stone is very delicate. Natural stone not only needs to be careful when installing and laying but also pay attention to careful care and maintenance in daily use.
Due to the special environmental conditions of the toilet and bathroom, the water vapor, dampness, mold and dirt, and frequent contact with detergents and other daily chemicals, so the bathroom stone is very susceptible to pollution, once the maintenance is not good, the surface of the stone will be Corroded, it becomes dull, and even spots and lines appear.
Therefore, in daily life, be careful not to use dye-containing shampoos, do not use artificial color soaps and shampoos, and do not use acidic or alkaline detergents. Neutral detergents should be used to clean the surface. Make the surface of the stone dry. Wipe and clean it immediately when contaminants are poured on the surface of the stone, and so on.