If not granite, then what?
As I type, I can hear the sounds of our guest bathroom being torn apart so I guess we're really going to do this(!)
I haven't even posted the before and after pics of my year-long masterbath reno. I kept thinking that we'd be finishing the last details any day now...
So, it's on to my teenage son's & guest bathroom. This will be a much simpler project because we're not moving any plumbing, just replacing and upgrading. The look that we all seem to agree on is slate in the copper/brown/blue shades. I'm looking for a porcelain tile that looks as real as possible, Florida Tile's Legend in the Magna color is an HD porcelain and the best I've seen so far. I'd love any other suggestions you may have.
In our master, we chose a beautiful but very busy granite so we kept our tile more subdued. This room will probably be the opposite. I imagine that if we do go with "slate" on the floor and tub surround, we'll need a very quiet countertop. I tend to love granite that has alot of movement so it may be easier to go in a different direction. I'm aware of that there are other options but I don't know much about them. Quartz? Caesarstone? Silestone?
If you have any of these materials, what would you suggest? Tomorrow I'll be looking at tile and granite to see if something speaks to me. Is one of the big box stores the best place to look at alternative counter materials?
Thanks for your help! I have a feeling that even this "simple" bathroom makeover is going to trigger my obsessive tendencies!