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Vanity Tops & Side Splashes
Vanity Tops & Side Splashes

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As a space with traditionally all-white fixtures, your bathroom oftentimes needs a little bit of color and texture. One of the best ways to add that in — besides wall paint and backsplash, of course — is through the use of an interesting bathroom countertop. Although many think of it as an off-the-cuff decision, your vanity counter should be both practical and beautiful, and finding that combination can be a challenge. Before you decide between concrete, tile, granite and marble, be sure to consider all your options. More 
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What should I look for in a bathroom countertop?

Durability, stain resistance, water resistance and cost are generally the main factors you’ll want to note. Once you have these issues decided, you can consider colors and patterns, which should complement the overall design aesthetic in your bathroom.

Do I want custom or stock bathroom countertops?

This generally depends on preference and cost. If it’s difficult to find a stock countertop in your style and material that is compatible with your sink, it may be best to go the custom route. However, that’s the more expensive direction, so be sure to check the budget beforehand.

What material is right for me?

Bathroom countertops don’t take quite as much abuse as kitchen counters, which opens up your options. Here are some popular materials to choose from.

Granite: The most durable and easiest to care for of any of the natural stone materials, granite is elegant, unique and impervious to water. It tends to be more expensive, so compare prices at local stone shops to get the best deal. Also, note that granite tiles are more affordable than slabs.

Manufactured quartz: Available in a wide variety of colors and thicknesses, this synthetic composite appears similar to limestone, granite or marble but is less expensive and more resistant to scratches and stains.

Tile: A classic look, tiles allow you to create colorful designs, can be used with a variety of sinks, and are durable and stain resistant. However, the grout lines can be tough to clean.

Solid surface materials: Easy to maintain and mold to any design specification, solid surface materials are made to look like natural stone and are available in many colors and patterns. Although, these materials are on the pricier side.

Laminate: One of the most affordable options, laminate is impervious to water, stain resistant and fairly durable. It’s also easily scratched and easily damaged if water leaks get to the base material.

Wood: Wood will give bathrooms a warm, natural feel at a fairly affordable price tag, but can be scratched easily and needs to be well maintained to ensure durability.

Concrete: Concrete is very versatile, durable, and can be created to fit any shape or color. However, it’s extremely heavy, and needs to be sealed to prevent staining.
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