Faux Carrera on floor and in shower, what countertop?

RPK42August 21, 2013

Love the look of all marble bathrooms but I don't have time for the maintenance so we are looking at the faux tiles. We'll be doing dark cherry vanities, faux marble floor and shower. Should I just put plain white quartz on the countertops? Husband thinks if we go with the marble look quartz it will make the tiles stand out as being faux.

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jrueter

I would think that you might have trouble getting the faux counter and faux tiles to coordinate - much like faux and real marble. it is hard to say without seeing the tile you are using. A countertop material that is clearly different will probably end up looking better, in my opinion. Either plain white or maybe a dark quartz counter will be lovely. KevinMP did a beautiful bath with marble, dark wood vanity and a dark grey countertop (IIRR his was granite, but you could do quartz instead).

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 7:27PM
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pps7

We have faux carrera tiles and real carrera countertops. I was worried about this but it really does look fine. Love my carrera countertops!

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 9:21PM
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pricklypearcactus

Like pps7, I have faux carrera tile and real carrera countertops. I love the combo.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 11:49PM
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RPK42

Thank you! I just saw Kevin's bathroom the other day, love that look!

PPS7 and Pricklypearcactus, any trouble with staining on your countertops? I put my makeup on at the sink so I'm worried about powder, blush dust making a mess.

Right now I'll either do real marble on counters with gray tile floor or faux marble floor and real marble counters

Thanks again!!!!

    Bookmark   August 25, 2013 at 9:24PM
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pricklypearcactus

I haven't had a single stain, but my sink is not heavily used. Eventually I plan to put carrera marble in the master bath as well, but for now the sink with marble is really only used for washing hands and hand washing delicate laundry.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2013 at 9:56AM
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RPK42

Just to follow up went to the Tile Shop this weekend for their big laborday sale and fell in love with a display they had. It was basket weave marble tile on the floor, subway marble on the shower walls and a greek key trim in black going around it, gorg! Sadly we can't afford all real marble so we'll do faux tiles in the shower and since it's in a separate room anyway, we are the only ones who will see it. I have found one marble remnant slab for my vanity and just need another one for my husbands which is smaller so should be easier to find a remnant, right? I will attempt to post pics when this is all done around November. Thanks again for all of the good advice, jrueter, PPS7 and Pricklypearcactus!!

    Bookmark   September 2, 2013 at 8:55PM
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