This is the tub area for a full master bathroom remodel in The Westlake / Austin Tx. Originally the homeowners were told by a designer that they could install wood colored tile on top of their cultured marble bath tub area (they were going for a rustic look). They also wanted to use mosaic tiles on the face of the cultured marble stairs. I told the homeowner that we would have to tear out all of the cultured marble and completely reframe the stairs and tub deck. I suggested that we use a full slab of emperador marble for the top of the tub deck. for the stairs we used antique rustico travertine in a Versaille pattern which we also used throughout the bathroom floor. On the back wall we used a split faced travertine in a brick pattern. You can see how solid our framing is in the picture below. There will also be a picture of the bathroom floor in a separate posting.