Countertop & tub surround -- marble v. Cambria
We are planning a renovation of our upstairs shared kids' bathroom and our master bathroom in our 1920 Colonial Revival home. In the past two years, we renovated our kitchen, using a beautiful Imperial Danby (Vermont) marble on our perimeter countertops, and we renovated our basement, using Cambria Tourquay (marble lookalike) on our wet bar and laundry room countertops.
I am pretty much set on using Cambria Tourquay for the countertop in my kids' bath (especially after the lip gloss and nail polish messes my tween daughter and her friend have made recently). I am thinking of pairing it with a hex tile on the floor and subway tile on walls and combo tub/shower. We will have a custom vanity likely painted the same SW Alabaster as our kitchen cabs and all of our basement built-ins, and I'd like to use cabinetry paneling on the front of the tub as well.
In the master bath, I would LIKE to use either the Imperial Danby (Vermont) marble or a similar (not so gray-ish) marble as countertop and tub surround material, but I am concerned about the cost. I think we paid $2000 for our kitchen slab (included fabrication I believe), and from what the builder has told me, we couldn't use one slab for the countertop and tub surround in our master bath. He said that there would be an oval cut out in the middle of the slab for the undermount tub and the middle material would end up as waste (as opposed to using it for a run of countertop). So in order to stay within our allowances, I am considering the Tourquay. Floors in master bath will likely be the same hardwood as in the rest of our house, and custom cabinetry will likely be painted the same SW Alabaster as kitchen and all basement built-ins. I want to have the front of the combo tub/shower paneled in cabinetry, also likely painted SW Alabaster.
My questions are: does anyone have pics of a tub surround (I think that is the correct term -- it is the "countertop" around an undermount tub) in Cambria Tourquay (or similar Silestone or Caesarstone marble lookalike)? I have seen plenty of pics of Cambria Tourquay countertops but not the tub surround. And what reasonably priced tile would you pair with the Tourquay? White subway? SInce we have combo tub/shower and will have a custom shower curtain in both baths, I am thinking that the tile inside the tub/shower area isn't as important because I normally keep the shower curtain closed.
Thanks in advance for your help.