A natural stone countertop on a bathroom vanity makes a great aesthetic focal point for the room. But choosing the right stone for your bathroom countertop can be a challenge. As well as considering what styles you like, it’s important to consider practicality. The more porous stones might not be suited to a room with so much water and steam. So, what are the best natural stones for bathroom countertops? Let’s look at some popular options for you to consider.
Marble is an incredibly durable stone that is unparalleled in terms of elegance. It is most often associated with white stone, but marble is actually available in a variety of colors and accompanied by unique veining patterns. Marble is a relatively porous stone, but you can get around this problem by having it properly sealed. You might need to be careful with cosmetics on your marble surface, however.
Limestone is another material that can be used for bathroom countertops when properly sealed and maintained. Many people like the matte finish of limestone countertops, and it is also available in a variety of hues when combined with different minerals. Its natural color, however, tends to be a white or cream shade.
Slate offers a slightly more affordable countertop option than the other stones on this list. It is typically available in darker shades of black or gray, so it can contrast well with an otherwise light or neutral-colored bathroom. Slate is less porous than marble, for example, but sealing it can still help to keep it in good condition for longer.
Sandstone is a versatile material because, like limestone, it can adopt different hues when combined with different minerals. As it is also quite a porous stone, sealing is required to maintain its condition and prevent staining.
Granite is one of the most popular countertop materials, despite also being on the more expensive end along with marble. It is tough and long-lasting, especially when combined with proper sealing techniques to help prevent staining. Its patterns and colors are varied, allowing you to go for the style you want in your bathroom.
Soapstone is great for bathroom countertops because it is a non-porous material. This means it is impressively stain-resistant and low maintenance, meaning cleaning and caring for this stone is easier. It is most commonly found in whites and grays with subtle veinings to add distinction and interest.
Whatever natural stone you choose for your bathroom countertop, get in touch with Amanzi Granite for design and installation around Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Kernersville.