Cultered Marble Or Tile For Shower
I have never had a tile shower but they are sure beautiful when I see pictures of them. They look rich and would tie in with our home beautifully. However, I am concerned about cleaning ease. If the grout is sealed well is it an issue? Would you have a tile shower again if you had it to do over?
Cultered marble is very easy to clean, (at least at first) which I know from having it in our previous house. The downside is that after a while the gel coat does wear and it becomes more difficult to clean. One cultered marble manufacturer says it has about a 12 year life, and I have to agree witrh that. I also can't get past the "it's plastic" scenario.
I'm trying to go with as many natural materials as possible in this house but I also don't want to make an upkeep nightmare.