Honest thoughts on cultured marble in a master bath reno??
Excuse me if I ramble. I'll try not to ;)
We're completely redoing our master bathroom. Not a super tight budget but not endless either. We're pretty much in our forever home and want to do it correctly the first time. That said, I actually like the look and maintenance of cultured marble. Our current vanity countertop is cultured marble. It's about 23 years old and it really has held up well. I love the integrated sinks and ease of keeping it clean. I really have no complaints. In fact, the only reason I'm replacing it is because it's split level and I despise that! Plus, we're extending our vanity a few inches and of course need the counter top to match.
I mentioned this yesterday to a friend whose opinion I respect. She said I should reconsider cultured marble. She lives in a nice home that was built just 5 years ago and already her cultured marble is quite dinged up. (she's very tidy so I was surprised!) She said she would never do cultured marble again. I even went in her home to look and mine, which is quadruple the age, is in MUCH better condition.
So now I wonder, has the quality of cultured marble gone downhill since mine was installed 2 decades ago? Are there different brands and are some better than others? Or should I just bite the bullet, spend the extra $1K and get something else. Did I mention I LOVE the integrated sinks that cultured marble provides?
Wwyd? No one goes into our master bath but us. I've purchased super nice Moen widespread faucets and accessories. The vanity will be pretty- not super high-end but nice. Will I regret the cultured marble? If so, what type of countertop should I consider?
Thanks for your thoughts!!