Question by  Sreethin (11)

What is better for a bathroom, cultured marble or tile?

I am remodeling my bathroom and need advice as to which would look better and hold up longer.


Answer by  Heather83 (281)

Marble, naturally, is going to be much more aesthetically pleasing than tile. Personally, I would go for the tile in my own bathroom. Marble is pretty but it's very high maintenance. It is also more susceptible to cracks and chips. Tile is easier to clean and much more durable in the long run.


Answer by  Beaker (33)

Marble and tile have their advantages; marble is generally more attractive, and tile is less expensive and easier to install, marble will last longer and increase the value of your bathroom more in the long run. If your budget can withstand marble, it will enhance your bathroom more, but tile will bring a very affordable beauty to any bathroom remodel.


Answer by  Valenas (38)

Cultured marble is probably your best bet and should last longer if maintained. However, it is more expensive and harder to clean.


Answer by  SIDDHU (861)

Cultured marble is definitely better as your bathroom has a different look with the marble. But since the walls on the four sides will have glazed tiles you can also go in for tiles on the four walls and matching dull tiles on the floor. Nowadays i think tile is the fashion.


Answer by  shykarth (82)

Tile is best suited as it is avialable is many new designs, shapes and colors. Cost is economical. Flooring can be easily mathched with the chosen tile. Various design patterns can be created. Mix and match with different tiles to create unique design is possible.


Answer by  Chupacabra (174)

Marble is beautiful, but it is also very soft as far as stones go. It is very difficult to keep marble polished on countertops and floors, and it will etch if in contact with acids. Ceramic/porcelain tile usually is not as beautiful initially, but is much easier to maintain.


Answer by  eilrol (1431)

I would have to say cultured marble. Marble by far is a better product. In the bathroom you have to think about the water that the product will come in contact with. Marble out lasts (in my opinion) any product available.


Answer by  mediajunkie (592)

Marble may crack due to the dampness of bathroom conditions. They are also expensive and harder to maintain as they have to be polished constantly. Tile is cheaper to replace.

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