Top 3 Stone Countertop Options for the Bathroom
Choosing the perfect bathroom countertop most typically depends on combination of 4 major criteria’s; budget, material, style/color, and ease of maintenance.
Granite Bathroom Countertops. Granite is a natural stone. Each slab is unique with varying patterns and colors.Granite does a good job fending off stains but does require a bit more maintenance than the other stones on this list. Granite does need to be resealed occasionally.
Granite slab prices range from $40 to $100 per square foot.
Quartz Bathroom Countertops. Quartz is an engineered material that is a blend of quartz and other stones that is mixed with resins and pigments to create a variety of styles that can look and feel like natural stone. Quartz countertops are more durable and require less maintenance. They also don’t need to be sealed like other natural stones.
Quartz slab prices range from $60 to $100 per square foot.
Soapstone Bathroom Countertops. While soapstone isn’t as hard as granite, it is more pliable. That means soapstone is less brittle, so it won’t crack unexpectedly from stress or weight. The primary care that soapstone requires is a periodic oiling (mineral oil from the grocery store works just fine for soapstone oiling) that keeps it looking its best and produces a natural patina as the years go by.
Soapstone slab prices range from $125 – $150 per square foot.
What is the best material for a bathroom countertop?
Quartz is an ideal material for a bathroom countertop because it has both the look, feel, and performance of the more costly stones but without the inherent weaknesses. Quartz is non-porous and does not stain, it is low-maintenance and easy to clean, and it’s durability makes it a long-lasting and timeless choice for a bathroom countertop.
Take a look at our online quartz countertop style and color catalog for the look and feel that works best for your design scheme. You can also contact us about setting up a time to visit our showroom or schedule an in-person design consultation at your home.