6 Greatest Toilet Counter tops – Stylish Toilet Countertop Supplies

From an interior designer’s point of view, there are two options when it comes to bathroom countertops. They can either make a statement or subtly complement other surfaces in the bathroom, says Denver-based designer Jess Knauf. “If you choose a more striking countertop material, perhaps with lots of veining or an interesting color, that can become the focal point of the room, whereas a classic Carrara could be the more subtle complement to a more interesting tile elsewhere in the room,” says Knauf.

Regardless of which route you choose — statement or understated — there are a few practical considerations to keep in mind when looking at bathroom countertop material choices, says Knauf. Do you prioritize choosing an inexpensive material or do you want something individual? Are you okay with the patina and aging that a natural stone brings, or do you prefer a completely stain-free surface? Be careful: Makeup, hair products, and anything that contains oil — in other words, well-known staple products on vanity tops — can stain a natural stone, says Knauf. Meanwhile, tiled vanities can add an interesting texture, but the grout requires maintenance. Wooden bathroom shelves are prone to water damage, so you need to seal them properly.

We asked Knauf and other designers to share more pros and cons of popular countertop materials — including quartz, granite, and marble — so you can narrow down which ones work best for your bathroom, whether you’re remodeling it completely or just whip things up.

Play iconThe disclosure triangle that indicates playbackMarble bathroom countertops by Lindsey Black Interiors with intricate teal wallpaper and a wooden cabinet with thatched cane

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With so many varieties to choose from, marble has something for pretty much every taste, and it’s a classic and timeless choice, says Lindsey Black of Lindsey Black Interiors, based in Memphis, Tennessee. You can be bolder or more subtle. However, it will age and may stain or etch.

“Most often I prefer marble in a bathroom because of its timeless appeal,” says Black. “I feel like you can’t go wrong with this and I personally love how it ages over time and gives a space a lived-in feel.”

Marble is incredibly versatile, agrees San Francisco-based interior designer Naomi Rigas of Envy Interior Design Studio. Depending on whether you choose a light or dark color, or a more or less dramatic grain pattern, marble countertops can really set the mood of a bathroom.

Just be prepared to have a towel nearby to wipe up excess moisture when washing your hands and face, Rigas says. Regular resealing will keep your countertops looking like new for longer, she adds.

Quartzite bathroom countertop

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Quartzite looks a lot like marble and comes in a variety of colors. But it’s an incredibly dense stone, so it holds up better than more porous alternatives like marble, says interior designer Momoko Wong of Denver-based Naka Interiors. “Besides, it’s so elegant and beautiful, with its moving appearance and crystalline glitter everywhere,” says Wong.

The disadvantage? Quartzite tends to be one of the more expensive flagstones. Pure white crystal-like quartzite can cost $10,000 a slab, Rigas says.

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Part of the reason granite is a popular choice for bathrooms is that it costs less than other materials and is easy to clean. But it’s also a workhorse. It’s dense, it doesn’t etch or stain as easily as marble, and finding some unique slabs can induce a wow moment, says Wong.

Quartz bathroom counters

Lindsey Black Interiors


Let’s list the benefits: Quartz is easy to care for, resists stains and etching, and stays looking new, says Black. “It’s a good option if you want more of a background accent,” she says. It’s not the star of the design. While marble and quartzite are usually the favorites in a popularity contest, Black sees a trend towards using quartz, which is more reminiscent of natural materials.

Concrete bathroom countertop

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Concrete can appear industrial or have a more polished appearance, Black says. It’s durable, comes in a variety of colors and shades, and is customizable. It’s a super-heavy material to watch out for when designing the vanity or floating supports, Black says, and it can stain if it’s not sealed. She likes concrete as a pool bath option because it feels unique. Concrete also performs well in wet or damp environments.

Soapstone bathroom countertop

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Together Home designers Lissette Fernandez and Chelsea Murawski love working with soapstone, which they call the “little black dress of bathroom countertops” because it can be made more elegant for a master bathroom or a kid’s bathroom. Her suggestion: Embrace the mood of the stone. It comes in a variety of colors, ranging from gray to almost black. “We love contrasting the earthy, graphic element of the soapstone with polished nickel hardware,” says Fernandez. It’s pretty much indestructible, but you’ll need to reseal it once a year.

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