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Unread 04-24-2004, 10:09 PM   #1
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2" hexagonal ceramic tile vs 12"x12" marble tile

What would be the pros and cons for a 45 (sq.ft.) bathroom thanks for any info
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Unread 04-25-2004, 07:43 AM   #2
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First of all I don't like marble in an area that is exposed to so many perfumes, hair products, cleaners, etc. Marble is very reactive with these products and would take alot of maintenance and care to upkeep. That's the big con - regardless of the size of tile size or bath size.

The mosaic tile sheets are good for slippery areas b/c the increased # of grout lines acts as an "anti-slip" feature. On the downside, mosaic sheets will show every peak and valley in you subfloor. The floor must be very flat to get a good looking result. The mosaics also make it harder to keep the thinset out of the joints. The stuff tends to ooze no matter what you do.

If you are considering marble 2x2"s, you can't win IMHO

Good..Fast..Cheap. Pick any 2...can't have all three
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Unread 04-25-2004, 07:59 AM   #3
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Good morning Chuck. Just stopped by to say hi.

You're in pretty good hands there with Jason. He certainly knows what he's talking about. You might not like to hear what he has to say about marble but I'm willing to bet everyone on this site that has had any experience with it will say exactly the same thing.

I'd go for flat, flat, flat, and the ceramic. Would you even consider ceramic 4" ?
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Unread 04-25-2004, 10:20 AM   #4
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Or you could use a honed saturnia with a sealer,they hold up pretty well,other than that it's been pretty well covered.

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