Cultured marble shower base -- good choice?
We are selecting material for our much-needed master bath renovation in Atlanta. Coming from the North, I have always done tile on the shower floor. I'm getting advice here to use cultured marble and to do the floor in white to match the tub and sinks. I saw it at the showroom and it looks much better than fiberglass. Since we need a custom size, we will need to build our own curb and will tile that.
I've been told that in Atlanta, the cultured marble is being used in high end homes instead of tiling the shower floor because it is more leakproof, less maintenance and less prone to mildew (humidity is high in long summer).
I'd appreciate some opinions.