shower threshold -- engineered stone?
Most excellent community,
We have a rather contemporary looking master bath (which members/moderators on this forum have helped with enormously already.) We are in the "happy" position of redoing the entire floor of our new bathroom because the grout was coming out in large chunks and water seemed to be standing under the tiles.
Since we are redoing the entire shower floor, our contractor suggested that we also try a solid shower threshhold because of issues we were having with water wicking from the threshhold tile grout to the floor of the bathroom. He brought us in an awful piece of marble, which unfortunately, doesn't work at all with our bathroom design nor with the color scheme. So the question is, would engineered stone/quartz to match our colors and finishes break the budget? I seem to recall with buying an engineered vanity top that it could be painful.
As an alternative, I was thinking of unpolished marble. Or at least, specifying a lower shine and a pretty square edge. (We have got matte on practically everything else, and everything's rectified -- no room for bevels here. Are we risking chips? How bad might be upkeep/staining be on rougher marble?
Meg (proud possessor of a fancy new shower which has now sat unused for... at least a month and a half?)