Your Stone Countertop Bathroom Guide
Bathroom design is your chance to get creative, excited, and have fun! A bathroom is like a design secret inside your home, and you want your guests to be surprised and delighted when they find it. Byouhome Stone Specialties is the go-to countertop fabricator in the Metro Vancouver, and we’d love to help you create the perfect bathroom that will be both functional and beautiful.
The first question you have to ask yourself, of course, is if you’d like to go with a vanity top or real, hand-crafted countertops.
Q: What’s the difference between vanity tops and countertops?
A: Functionally, these are the same thing: the counter and sink area in your bathroom. The difference is that “vanity tops” are pre-made, usually from synthetic materials, and you can purchase them online or at any hardware story. Though they’re easier and cheaper to procure and install, they will have a lifespan that’s the fraction of real stone countertops and will show their wear quickly. Furthermore, you won't have the same range of choices that you get with a custom installation. And custom installation is all about the options!
Colors & Materials
Get creative! We love an all-white marble bathroom that looks like it was carved from a cloud. And of course, if you’d like to do something a little more colorful, you can get away with pretty much any color in the bathroom. Looking at bright hues in a centralized room like your kitchen every day might feel a little overwhelming, but pops of yellow, blue, green, or pretty much any color can bring life to a bathroom. Quartzite is a great choice for matching the exact shade you like, or you might choose a textured agate Caesarstone quartzite that can be a breathtaking compliment to a textured backsplash or tiled floor. The options for color, style, and material are endless, and we hope you have fun choosing!
The bathroom receives a lot less wear and tear than your kitchen—especially if you don’t have any children—which broadens your options a little in terms of materials. Though bathrooms receive regular use, they aren’t exposed to things like kitchen grease, searing pots and pans, or a rainbow of food and drink, meaning that you may want to consider using marble rather than granite. Granite is typically recommended for kitchen use because it stands up better to the acidic substances a countertops is often exposed to, but most bathroom substances are alkaline, which won’t harm marble, which can look stunning in a bathroom where the luminescence of the stone somehow makes the space feel softer and cleaner.