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Thread: Marble, granite, travertine, porcelain? What's best?

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    I just picked up a sample and will soak test it this weekend. I had to wait til I got home to see how well it would match what's going on the shower floor. I'll call this a pretty good match. The price for the material is right too. $0.


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    That's a great stone choice for a shower. You'll get many years - decades even - of use outa that shower if installed & maintained properly.
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    Default Soak testing tiles - photos of the process

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    Default Soak Testing Slate: 3/4" x 3/4" on 12"x12" mesh back sheets (Made in India)

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    Travertine is a very dense stone, and as your choice is polished and filled, maintenance will be pretty easy - if the shower is prepped and installed properly. Not sure if you're familiar with Johnbridge.com, but it's a site dedicated to tile installs. These guys don't play contractor, they are dedicated tile contractors. When it comes time to prep for tile, you may wanna go have a look, or even start a project thread.

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    Default John Bridge on Soak test.... I found nothing

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