Bathroom countertops must be durable and withstand the daily assault from water, soap and cosmetics while also acting as an ample and reliable work surface. Additionally, bathroom countertops serve as a visual connecting point between various elements in your bathroom space such as the cabinets, mirror, and wall.
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Bathroom Countertop Features
Just because bathroom countertops don’t face the same abuse as those in the kitchen, they aren’t immune from a harsh environment, particularly in a full bathroom with a shower or tub. Water, toothpaste, soap, cosmetics, and alcohol- and acetone-based liquids can be regular guests on a vanity counter, so you’ll want to consider a countertop material that can stand up to the frequency of use as well as for its aesthetic appeal.
The material you choose for your bathroom countertop should be low-maintenance and water and stain resistant.
Bathroom Countertop Materials
For centuries marble’s beauty has been synonymous elegance. Often seen in white with streaks of grays, there are actually many color variations to choose from. Adaptable to nearly every style, marble is long lasting and strong enough to resist most chips or dents. It can be polished for a high shine or honed for a casual, matte finish. Marble is typically one of the more costly materials for bathroom countertops, and its porous nature makes it more prone to stains. Marble also requires periodic sealing to protect the finish.
Granite remains a premier choice among homeowners for bathroom countertops due to its dramatic beauty and seemingly endless variety of colors and patterns. Granite is extremely hard and resistant to many forms of damage, and requires minimal upkeep when properly sealed. However, a granite countertop needs to be resealed periodically to protect its durability and beauty.