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cultured marble and granite in bath

Posted by nottina (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 10, 14 at 12:23

I am in the process of updating the master bath in a 10 year old house. Everything is in great shape, but just a bit outdated. The vanity has been refinished with new hardware added throughout the bathroom, paint, new light fixtures and we plan on re-tiling the floors. The bath faucets are builder grade brass and need to be replaced.

The countertops, sinks, garden tub and shower are made of cultured marble, which is fairly standard in my area. Since we are replacing the faucets, we are considering adding granite countertops and undermount sinks at the same time.

The cultured marble in the tub and shower are in great shape and we are not considering changing them. Would it be odd to add granite to the countertops and keep the cultured marble tub and shower?


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RE: cultured marble and granite in bath

Not at all. Obviously pick a granite that goes well with what you already have.

Full disclosure: I have a granite countertop with a CM shower! LOL


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RE: cultured marble and granite in bath

Thanks raehelen!

What color is your cultured marble and what color granite did you go with? My cultured marble is a white-on-white color and we refinished the vanity to a soft white.


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I bet you will not have to replace the vanity once you replace the faucets with really nice substantial models. Replace the tub and shower trim to match. You can even change the finish on your tub and shower to match new faucets. If you have a roman faucet, pick out that trim first and then get matching lav faucets. It is perfectly acceptable to have a cultured marble vanity. Buy your faucets on line or at a plumbing supply store, not at the big box stores. Buy faucets whose model numbers match those on the manufacturers websites.

Tile your floor. Put a nice coat of car wax on your cultured marble, (but not the shower pan) Step back and voila, you have a new bathroom.


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I just thought of something else - you can add trim around your mirror. The frame will draw your eye up from the cm backsplash on the vanity and be a nice contrast against the white cm. Or get separate mirrors if you like that look. The frames along with more painted wall space will give you another look - if you have any left over paint.

This post was edited by Anna_in_TX on Mon, Feb 10, 14 at 19:56


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RE: cultured marble and granite in bath

We have white on white CM too. Our granite is probably antique rose, not sure of the name, we bought a pre-cut top. It is white with grey, black and pink/maroon speckles. Nothing spectacular. Does the job, doesn't show any spots, doesn't etch. We're happy with it, definite improvement over the previous 40 year old laminate and mint green fixtures! LOL


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Isn't granite a problem for a much-used vanity? Have to seal it regularly?


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Chisue, not necessarily. I have had granite in my kitchen for 7 years now, and haven't had to reseal it yet. I have had the granite in the basement BR for 4 years, and it looks like new. Both counters are used a lot, no sign of wear. You certainly couldn't say that with a laminate counter and definitely not a CM counter. I think CM is a superb surface for a shower or tub wall, not so superior for a counter.


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No it would be fine. Remember most shower tile is totally different from the vanity top. Just pick colors that complement.


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