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Faux marble tub surround

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HHassist

The renovator who is giving me a price to repair my hail storm damage also is giving me an estimate on the bathroom renovation. I told him I wanted a tile surround. He waxed poetic about faux marble surrounds. I could tell the renovator was getting to my DP, because the pitch involved "ease of cleaning".

I don't know if either of them noticed my bottom lip starting to protrude, or quiver. I don't like the look of tub surrounds. I like ceramic tile. I am half-Italian for crying out loud - why would anyone try to sell fake marble to a woman whose first and last names end in vowels?

I anticipate a debate on the relative merits of surrounds vs tile with my DP later. Any words of wisdom as I go into battle?

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You probably recall that I have "let the forum decide" other decorating disputes between my DP and I. He must have his little opinions! We actually did adhere to the "majority vote" in those instances! I should have posted this as a poll!

Glad you are back. I especially missed you.

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Anonymous

....is it falling apart? Your lovely brick chips after 20 yrs. and our marble has been around for eons!! It's not falling apart (pout, pout) it's got some stains from spilled wine and tomatoes, that's all!!!

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Perhaps you could get some greek marble. I hear it's all falling apart over there. This might be the time to loot some.

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Anonymous

Swstar, I did not give a bit of thought to the difference between acrylic and cultured marble, so I appreciate you pointing that out. As soon as the renovator said "faux marble surround" the buzzing in my ears and gnashing of my teeth drowned out virtually everything he said afterwards! I did not pay a bit of attention to the details!

I do think I know what you mean though. I will add your point to my list of arguments.

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The only thing missing is the smell of salt water!!! Lac St. Louis just doesn`t cut it.

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I am burning with envy of anyone that lives or lived in "Vieux Montreal". It took me a while to realize that there were more than just shops there, that there were offices and homes, too. My family lives near Jean Talon and Berri - love that "outside staircase" architecture!

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came to Montreal we lived in a loft in Old Montreal and loved it but opted to move to the west island burbs. No regrets.

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Anonymous

Yes, and with 150 yr. old spider licking plates!! What a treasure!! the plates aren't bad either!!
I missed her, I was getting tired mooing all over the moors for her!!!

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Anonymous

You are so right! I forgot about that! How dare he think of putting "La Elise" in a bogus environment! I will add the sculpture to my list of reasons.

Did you notice that your Heathcliff loving cohort is back?

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I will pass that along! He keeps saying that nothing has to last more than 10 years since we will only be in this house 10 more years - but 3 years falls far short of his little expiration date.

BTW (by the way) I am a huge fan of Montreal. It is my favorite city. My father grew up there, his family is still there and we visit as often as we can. Do you happen to live and/or work in the old part of the city?

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How in the name of god is that beautiful naked statue of me I sent you for your bathroom, going to look in a "faux" environment!! Don't insult me like that, it was 10 below when I posed for that sculptor!!! I demand a tile surround!! Your lip might have been quivering, but my ass was quivering even more!!!!

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Are you talking about the acrylic tub surrounds??? If yes, I have an out option for you with your hubby!!! These surrounds, although the installer will say are indescructable (only because they`re easy to install and cheap to buy so they can use a huge mark up ) are not only **** but scratch with in 3-5 years and never stay nice looking. Go with tile! The biiger the easier to install, the cheaper to buy, and most importantly ...the easiest to clean!
Hope that helps....

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Anonymous

For the moral support (I will work on losing the quiver) and the reminder that an allusion to curses should be in my bag of debating tricks. I will try that before I finally to the "last resort" plan: having Guido give a midnight phone call to the renovator telling him "if ya know whats good for ya, you'll will tell Dreamer's DP you are all outta tub surrounds. Capisce?"

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I will bring in my father. He has the expressive face of any Italian. Perhaps when my DP sees the "face shrug", followed by the sneer, he will abandon his sure-to-be moot argument? However, DP does all the bathroom cleaning, and I fear he may try to stand on that silly point.

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build an army:D Or better yet bring it up around the italian half of the family...that will end the subjct quite passionately...
Seriously, I'm not a fan of faux materials...real or nothing for me. in fact my lip is quivering with yours at the mere thought of it...

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