Advice on countertop and floors if marble subway in shower...

llhartsandcraftsNovember 19, 2013

I'd like to do 3 x 6 white/gray marble subway tiles in my shower in master bath remodel. Should I stay away from marble on the floor of the bathroom? I was going to do 2 x 2 tumbled tile in the shower. How about the floor of the bathroom--is marble hard to upkeep? Slippery? What about for the countertop of the vanity--I found a remnant of Carrera marble for a six foot wide vanity for $1100. Would Ceaserstone be less money? Or better material for a countertop? How about granite?

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quesera1970

I am just embarking on a remodel, so do not have the same experience as many here, but we are considering marble subway tiles with dark gray slate floors that are textured (eg, not too slippery). We are shying away from marble vanity top, because we want the low maintenance/antibacterial advantage of quartz, even though its less "oooh". Our fabricator will do 2 bathroom vanities (36 and 60") in white quartz for about 1200 total (at the same time as the kitchen granite, which is costing a bit more!).

    Bookmark   December 4, 2013 at 12:58PM
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agk2003

we did 3x6 carrara on the walls and basketweave on the floors. haven't used them yet so can't comment on slip factor, but supposedly the smaller tiles having so many grout lines have greater traction than a larger tile.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2013 at 1:20PM
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