Mixing marbles?

hobokenkitchenFebruary 8, 2013

Is it ok to mix marbles?

We are working on the bathroom ad have porcelain calcutta floors and half walls with glass, and our vanity arrived today and it came with a carrara top.

We actually quite like the top and wouldn't mind using it, but I'm not sure if it will work with the calcutta... or that the calcutta is in fact porcelain.

I will say that we are using pencil liner in real calcutta and that matches the porcelain perfectly, so I think the porcelain is pretty good stuff... but would you mix it with carrara or will that just look awful?

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Mixing marbles and or porcelain,ceramic is fine.
The first question is the look. If you mix black marble whether faux or real with a white marble it can sometimes work well. Depending on placement and the way they contrast or compliment one another. Using two marbles that may have similar colors but different looks may work.
Send in some pics and lets see what people think.
I am pretty sure you will get a bunch of feedback.
My second question is you should really know if your floor and walls are real calacutta or faux. It will make a big difference on how you maintain it.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 4:27PM
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The side half walls and floor are Calcutta look porcelain.
The two end walls are glass.
We are using white Thassos marble as the door and shower thresholds.

The vanity top which came with the vanity is Carrara marble. The grey in it is a good match to the Calcutta - but the movement is completely different as is the white.

I initially thought it definitely wouldn't work, but now I'm not so sure. It looks like it is different enough that it could work maybe?

Here's the floor.

No one else has any input??

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 6:24PM
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Here's a (not very good) pic of the vanity top.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 6:26PM
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Fori is not pleased

It's hard to tell it they work or not. In the photos, the vanity seems so veiny as to be bordering on solid grey (not a bad thing--I like it too). The colors don't work in the photos, but if they do in real life, I think you can do this.

Will there be a backsplash or any of the porcelain or calacatta closer than the floor?

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 7:05PM
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Yes, the porcelain calcutta goes up the wall to 42" so right next to the vanity top.

I think we're going to have to eye ball it. Maybe when the walls are tiled we can stand the vanity in the bathroom and see how it looks with the top. If it doesn't work then we'll have to scramble to find an alternative.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 7:35PM
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I have a bathroom with porcelain carrara look tile and actual carrara marble counter. The porcelain veins are gray but don't look exactly like the counter's veins. The counter also has more gray in the background than the very white tiles. I love it.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 10:54PM
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Personally, no I would not mix Calcutta look tile with carrera marble.
I would use real Calcutta for your counter tops. Calcutta is much whiter with warmer tones in the veining while carrerra is much greyer.

We mixed carrera look tiles with real carrera counters. I was nervous about it but it looks great.

Sell the countertop or use it elsewhere in the house.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 12:16AM
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