Budget decorating

5 ways to get the marble look without the marble price

5 ways to get the marble look without the marble price

Marble Contact Paper in Marmi Grey, Design Your Wall. Author: Design Your Wall

Budget decorating

5 ways to get the marble look without the marble price

These faux marble options are just as elegant as the real deal.

 

Few materials strike a chord with us in the same way that marble does. The sought-after stone, with its subtle sheen and veined markings, is quick to catch the eye and lends a luxe look to a space without being over the top. The downside, of course, is its price point. Here are 5 marble-like options that will achieve the same sophisticated, formal look for a fraction of the cost.

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5 budget-friendly marble alternatives

Vinyl floor tile

Looking for a faux marble tile that can handle heavy foot traffic? Consider peel-and-stick vinyl floor tiles. In addition to their resilient nature, the tiles can be installed over most existing flooring. In other words, they make for a perfect weekend DIY project that won’t end in defeat. TrafficMaster Premium Vinyl Tile in Carrara Marble, Home Depot, starting at $0.89/sq. ft.

By: Brittany Devenyi Source: The Home Depot Credits: Style at Home

5 budget-friendly marble alternatives

Contact paper

If you love the marbled look, you’ll want to customize all of your furniture with this stylish contact paper. The affordable material has a peel-away backing that can stick to almost any surface, from the top of a coffee table to the inside of kitchen drawers. Keep in mind that the paper doesn’t react well to water, so avoid using it in the bathroom or near the kitchen sink. Marble Contact Paper in Marmi Grey, Design Your Wall, $59.99 per roll. 

By: Brittany Devenyi Source: Style at Home Credits: Style at Home

5 budget-friendly marble alternatives

Ceramic wall tile

Elevate your living space with ceramic wall tiles that mimic the look of marble like this elegant option from Ciot. Though similar in appearance, ceramic is far more delicate than marble and is therefore more susceptible to chips and cracks. The solution: Be strategic with placement, avoiding high-traffic areas in favour of bathroom walls or backsplashes. Marvel Wall Tile in Calacatta Extra, Ciot, see store for pricing.

By: Brittany Devenyi Source: Ciot Credits: Style at Home

5 budget-friendly marble alternatives

Porcelain tile

Porcelain is another classic material that boasts marble's polished aesthetic without the hefty price tag. The tile is more resilient than ceramic, which makes it perfect for flooring as well as bathroom walls and kitchen backsplashes. Let's just say marble-inspired porcelain has the ability to make any space sparkle. Glazed Porcelain Tiles in White, Olympia Tile + Stone, see store for pricing. 

By: Brittany Devenyi Source: Olympia Tile + Stone Credits: Style at Home

5 budget-friendly marble alternatives

Laminam

If you’re not yet familiar with Laminam, allow us to be the first to introduce you. The innovative material is touted as being the world’s first porcelain tile that's offered in 3 metre by 1 metre panels and is thinner than standard porcelain tiling. This means that in addition to covering existing walls and floors, Laminam can take on an array of delicate surfaces (think fireplace surrounds, kitchen countertops and outdoor areas).  I Naturali Laminam in Bianco Statuario, Stone Tile, see store for pricing.

By: Brittany Devenyi Source: Laminam Credits: Style at Home

 

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Budget decorating

5 ways to get the marble look without the marble price