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Help me select a marble counter for my bathroom.

5 years ago
Hi everyone,
I have been lurking a reading all the old posted on bathroom remodeling. I need help selecting a marble counter for my bath.
We are taking out a huge jacuzzi tub and putting in a freestanding tub. Custom cabinets and Calacatta gold 6x12 on shower walls with hex on the floor. The bathroom floor will be 12x12 Calacatta gold set in a diamond pattern. The walls behind and to the side of the the tub will have 6x12 subway pattern tiles. The faucets are Delta trinsic in champagne bronze. I’m debating between the Brizo tub filler or the Delta trinsic tub filler.

1. I am leaning toward a Calacatta borghini marble but the slabs I have found have some iron streaks. The guy at the marble yard said I could incorporate them into my counter but I feel like it would look like rust. Is this a characteristic of the Calacatta Borghini?
2. I’m trying to select a cabinet color. The marble slab will help me make the final decision but the third pic has swatches and I have an asterisk next to the top three. The cabinet maker recommends a dark grey but the rest of my house is Brazilian cherry floors so I’m trying to keep some warm colors in the bathroom. I am thinking Greige cabinets at this point.

3. The tiles have a huge variance in patterns. The fourth pic is a layout of two boxes of the 12x12 polished. These I’ll be cut into 6x12 for the subway patterns on shower and wainscoting wall by tub.

The floor tiles have so much variance in what’s present. I have opened up 4 boxes so far and some have veins that are lighter and then there are these thick streaks. It’s all pretty but I’m just wondering how it will all blend on the floor? Will I have to pick either or to use? There are also many pits, surface chips on the honed tiles. I have a separate post asking about that, if that is to be expected.

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