What are the pros and cons of various types of tiles in showers? I'm thinking of the differences between ceramic, glass, talavera, marble-or are there other choices?
Stone tiles look nice to some people and some people hate them. Just a matter of choice. Stone tiles will need much more maintenance and than ceramic tiles and they can be be damaged by hard water, soap scum and acidic cleaning products.
You are correct as it is definitely a matter of preference. maintenance is low if you treat the stone after installation. So many choices though, if done right, they all look great...
Speaking from experience (9 years in the tile business) I would draw the line on natural marble. My favorite was always a glazed porcelain with a natural, rock look. You can save $$$ by going with a clay body or porcelain body tile instead of natural stone.
Natural stone is porous, with the exception of granite, so you would need to seal it. Anyone who ever bought natural product from me, I always recommended sealing with a penetrating sealer. Purchasing the porcelain substitute saves you not only $$$, but the hassle of sealing it.
Hope this helps.
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