teak bench on white marble

mangiamoApril 27, 2012


I have decided to use a free standing bench in my new master bath shower. The shower will be tiled in white marble. Should I be concerned that if I choose a teak bench that there may be some staining on the white marble? There has not been a post on this forum regarding this question so I am wondering if it is a non-issue. I know there are some chrome and vinyl cushion benches available and wonder if this is a better option.

Thank you for any opinions.

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Check out this post - I hope this link works. Someone asking about a teak bench vs marble topped one...

If you really need a bench can you have one built in using your shower tile? It seems that would allow more room inI the shower. Good luck!

    Bookmark   April 27, 2012 at 5:21PM
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Another possibility would be a folding teak seat:

traditional bathroom design by san francisco interior designer K & M Designs

These are available from several different makers.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2012 at 6:32PM
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I don't think teak would be an issue at all. Redwood or cedar, possibly. But not teak.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2012 at 11:21PM
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Thank you everyone. I appreciate you taking the time to give some feedback.

I prefer the freestanding as opposed to a wall mount or built in. I like the flexibility of a free standing. I will give the teak a try.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2012 at 7:53AM
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I have had a teak seat on top of a crema marfil bench for years in the bathroom. No staining issues at all.

I sand and waterlox the bench once a year. It looks new again :)

    Bookmark   April 28, 2012 at 11:21AM
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We have a freestanding teak shower bench on a very light beige porcelain tile floor and it's been a non-issue. Bathroom is now 2 years old.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2012 at 5:17PM
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Thank you pharaoh and youngdeb. Just what I wanted to hear.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 6:22AM
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