Trusty Tile Gurus and Lovers of Marble - I need help, please!
Longtime lurker and infrequent poster here. We're in the middle of a new build and are trying to make our tile decisions. I want to use carrara basketweave for the master bathroom floor (not the shower, which will be porcelain), and have a question about the cheap options for it I'm finding online. I understand it is probably done with Chinese marble or other marble cut in China. But if we like the way the marble looks, and we're satisfied with the way the tiles are set in the mesh for the grout lines, is there a reason we shouldn't go with one of the $12 - $13/sf online options instead of the $25/sf version our tile store has priced? At this point in the budget game it's hard to justify spending more, but I don't want us to be pennywise and pound-foolish either!
Also, I like the look of the polished better then the honed. Is this a mistake?
Thank you so much for your time! I'm adrift in a sea of decisions!!