Natural stone countertops give your bathroom a luxurious and classy finish. All types of natural stones are very durable, resistant to stain, and carry unique appearance. They have many supreme qualities, which is why natural stones are priced a bit higher than other bathroom countertop materials. So, if you were looking for a cheap bathroom remodel, then natural stone may not be the right option for you. Regardless, if you were ready to invest in it, natural stone countertops can last for a lifetime with little care and maintenance. This makes it a long-term investment and totally worth the cost especially if you’re going through various other home renovations.
A bathroom countertop made with natural stone will feature a thick solid slab, which will have cut openings for the sinks and fixtures. Natural stones can also be availed in the form of tiles for countertops. Both the types have their own pros and cons, so make sure to check that before making a buying decision. Below are some of the common natural stone options for bathroom countertops.
Slate is less porous than other natural stones, which means that it will resist stains very well. This makes it a good choice for bathroom countertops. Slate comes in uniform colors of black, grey, and green. The cost of slate countertops can range from $50 to $75 per sq. ft. for solid slabs.
Soapstone carries a unique milky color with subtle veining. It comes in white and grey colors, and can cost anywhere around $70 to $100 per sq. ft. for solid slabs. Soapstone is also non-porous, easy to maintain, and resistant to usual staining and other damages.
Limestone and Travertine
Limestone and travertine are rarely used as bathroom countertops because they are relatively porous than slate and sandstone. You may also need to seal the countertop to prevent it from being damaged. They cost between $60 and $80 per sq. ft. and usually come in tile form.
Marble is one of the most beautiful natural stones, which features gorgeous veining. It comes in an assortment of colors and patterns that give your bathrooms a stylish appeal. Marble is a relatively soft and porous metamorphic stone though, and you will need to seal it every year or two. The cost of solid slab marble countertops can range from $100 to $200 per sq. ft.
Granite is a hard and durable natural stone that is widely used in kitchen and bathrooms these days. It comes with flecks of varying colors, and is readily available. Granite has a non-porous surface too, which makes it an ideal option for bathroom countertops. It typically costs around $75 to $175 per sq. ft. for solid slabs.
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