There are so many thoughts put into a bathroom renovation. But now, all you have to think about is what natural stone look do you like? Choose that and your walls are out of the way.
What is the difference with MIKOLITE marble slabs and marble slabs at a warehouse? The traditional marble slabs you see are 2cm thick (20mm). Mikolite marble slabs is 2mm thick.
Not much is different, they are both beautiful natural stone slabs. The main difference is that MIKOLITE slabs are thinner, lighter and stronger. Therefore much easier to work with and to install. Many think that just because it's thinner and that it's marble, it should be fragile. Well technology has taken us a long ways since the pyramids have been built. If glass can be bulletproof, why can't marble be strong enough at 2mm thick?
Normally to install a marble shower wall, you would first need to tear down the existing wall to fit in a 2cm thick marble panel. After you tear down the wall, it takes time to clean all that mess up and dump it somewhere. And because of how the marble is traditionally processed, the marble is rarely strong enough to be installed as a large piece unless you have a really professional team. (Also means you will be charged handsomely for it 😉 ) So, the marble gets cut into tile sizes. The method to install stone tiles will require your design to have grout lines, which is another headache down the line in terms of maintenance if you don't mind the look.
With MIKOLITE thin marble slabs, you can have a newly renovated shower wall in 24 hours. Your contractor won't need to waste time grouting each piece of tile and waiting for it to dry. These thin marble panels can be fitted directly on top of existing walls at lightning speed.
From a design standpoint, it's a bit outdated. Right now the interior design trend is large and cleaner pieces. And from a practicality standpoint, tile grout is one of the most targeted areas for mould especially in bathrooms. The perfect mix of condensation and moisture in bathrooms provide the best breeding grounds for mould to take foot.
(Before using large panel slabs)
If your shower walls were singular pieces, all you need to do is wipe the walls to clean. There wouldn't be grout areas that you would need to scrub to keep the mould from growing.
Since MIKOLITE panels are cut from natural stones. All you need is a sponge, some regular soap, warm water and just wipe.
Yes! 100% natural stone! People often question whether or not it is real marble, and how it can be so thin or bend the way it does. The answer is quite simple! We use newer machine and better resin!
We been processing stone slabs the same way more or less the past 50 years. All we needed to do was change it up a little bit.
Normally how stone slabs are processed is through a machine called a gangsaw. A large natural stone block is put in place, and multiple rough blades cut through the stone cube into slabs which is generally 2cm. Stone companies have been able to adjust these blades to cut slabs into 1.3 ~ 1.6cm thick slabs. But because the vibration of this machine and the use of blades are so rough, any thinner, the stone would crumble.
The simple solution was to customize better machines and stone blades to process ultra thin marble slabs.
How would you cut really thin slices of meat? I would imagine if you took a saw to cut thin meat, it would come out a mess. But if you had an extremely sharp knife, you would have beautifully thin sliced meat for your sandwich.
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