Crema Marfil Backsplash?
Honed or polished? Which would you recommend? So far, we've found honed subway tiles at Home Depot at a very low cost. They look like they would work well with the Black Pearl granite we are getting.
How difficult is this to work with? Any special tips? DH has done other tile work, but with ceramic tile---floors, a stand-alone shower, around the bathtub. What about sealing the crema marfil? What would you use, how many coats? I don't think we're terribly messy, but it would have some things splashed on the backsplash. The cooktop is on an island, so no worry about cooking splatters.
Please educate us on using marble for a backsplash, including pros and cons.
I want to call tile shops locally to see whether they have the crema marfil in subway (or a bit larger, like 3 or 4 x 10 or12 ) at a reasonable cost. If not, we will probably just go with the Home Depot tile.