Though it’s often overlooked in favor of the kitchen countertop, your choice of bathroom countertop is possibly just as important. It can add to the overall aesthetic of the room, and it should be durable and long lasting as well.

What Are the Differences Between Bathroom and Kitchen Counters?

The first and perhaps most noticeable difference between bathroom counters and kitchen counters is the size. Though the process of selection and countertop installation is rather similar, the difference in size is important. Bathroom counters are typically a bit shorter and thinner than kitchen counters, normally about 32 inches high, with 1 to 1 ½ inch overhang.

A bathroom countertop also faces a different kind of wear and tear to that of a kitchen countertop. There are a whole host of other substances that have the potential to stain or damage a bathroom countertop, such as hand soap, toothpaste, mouthwash, and various cleaning products. Plus, bathrooms are susceptible to an occasional leak every now and again.

Best Bathroom Countertop Materials

That being said, picking the right material for a bathroom countertop is vital to the whole of the room, and how long it can remain in tip-top shape. Whether you’re building new, or remodeling an existing bathroom, what’s the best material to choose for your new bathroom countertop? We’ve listed some options here to give you the best sense of what may work for you.

Ceramic Bathroom Countertops: 

Ceramic bathroom countertops are a unique choice, and offer a slightly elevated look from laminate, but they do come with a few drawbacks as well. 

ProsCons
  • Easy installation
  • Affordable
  • Large selection
  • Great for modern style
  • Tile may crack under pressure
  • Easily stained; requires resealing
  • Poor resale value

Granite Bathroom Countertops:

Granite bathroom countertops are a great option for any bathroom. Especially since bathrooms tend to be smaller, your budget can go a bit further for that upgraded finish. That said, it’s good to remember that in a moist area like the bathroom, regular sealing of your granite countertops will be essential. 

ProsCons
  • Luxurious look
  • Unique styles to choose from
  • Withstands products that could stain others
  • Perfect for a master bath
  • A bit more expensive than other materials
  • Requires periodic sealing

Quartz Bathroom Countertops:

If durability and style are what you’re looking for, you can’t go wrong with a beautiful quartz option. Buyers and sellers alike love this material, so it’s sure to add to your home value, and it’s one of the most durable options on the market!

ProsCons
  • Many colors and styles are available, and colors are more uniform than other materials
  • Strong and durable
  • Can be shaped in many different ways according to creative preference
  • Great resale value
  • Among the more expensive materials
  • Not as heat resistant as others
  • Requires professional installation

Not Sure Which Bathroom Countertop is Best for You?

Choosing countertops for your bathroom is just as important as choosing countertops for your kitchen. You need a selection that functions well, looks great, and lasts a long time. If you need help deciding which option is best for you, talk to our team at Kowalski Granite & Quartz. Our experts are friendly and ready to help you bring your dream bathroom to life.


Kowalski Granite & Quartz

17169 Hayes Street
Grand Haven, MI 49417

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