Weigh in! Need help picking tile for guest bathroom
We just purchased our first house and are set to close 11/15 and part of the agreement with the seller is to replace the tile in the main floor, guest bathroom. Reasoning that there was some leaking in the faucet handles and the hollow tiles clued us in that something behind the walls needed some attention. They've given us the opportunity to choose the replacement tile, which will also extend to all the walls seen in the pics attached. Since this is a pseudo remodel we want to choose something that will be tasteful but not overextend the seller. Additional context: we like the floors and those are staying. the house was built in 1935 but the exterior and remaining rooms were update to reflect a craftsman feel while keeping the integrity and charm. Since the floors could be considered 'busy' we want to stick with a minimalist feel that is classic and doesn't compete with the floor.
I really liked the Cararra marble and the hint of gray picks up the bluish-gray in the floor. However, it is a porous stone and we realized the maintenance might not be worth it. So we are thinking of 8x6 or 6x6 white ceramic tile in the bathtub with a design tile at eye level along the tub walls. (we're replacing the tub to be a new white one, not bone colored as seen in the pic.) Along the other walls we were thinking of switching to 3x6 white ceramic tiles.
Would love to hear any tips, best practices or brainstorming options! They won't start to work until 10/31 so we need to make some fast decisions and being first-time home owners it is a bit daunting to say the least.