Bathroom Vanity Stone Benchtops
Buying bathroom vanity tops isn’t just about picking a vanity basin and stashing away the clutter. Your choice of basin and vanity unit adds (or takes away) a lot from the overall decor—the team at Made in Stone love making custom vanity tops to go beyond the standard vanity tops.
Here in our factory, we work hard to make only the best vanity tops and strive to push design trends in new ways. We can do a whole range of different styles and designs, from under counter to above counter basins with engineered, porcelain and natural stones.
We encourage you to let us help you explore new trends to make your room something truly special. We can custom design and fabricate a vanity top that is both functional, all the while retaining the vanity top’s elegance and style.
We Work with You Every Step of The Way
At Made in Stone, we help with the design, manufacturing and implementation of your stone bathroom vanity. We bring our burning passion for design to your bathroom and help create the high-end design and style you’ve always dreamed of.
Looking to kick-start your bathroom renovation? Or need something completely different? Our team of stonemasons are highly skilled at creating unique & fully custom stone installations. Tell us what you have in mind, and we’ll work with you to bring it to life. Contact Us for expert stonemasonry advice or browse Our Gallery for more inspiration.
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What is the Best Stone for a Bathroom Vanity Top?
Above all, the primary consideration for selecting the best stone for your bathroom vanity is a non-porous stone. As benchtops get innately wet, if a stone can’t handle frequent contact with water, the vanity is likely to deteriorate quickly and prematurely.
Since natural stones are innately porous, to be suitable materials for the bathroom, they must be adequately maintained, regularly re-sealed and regularly waterproofed to ensure the material will not deteriorate quickly or prematurely. Particularly granite stones and marble stones are the most popular bathroom vanity choices due to their durable qualities and luxurious appearances.
On the other hand, engineered stone is a scientifically developed stone carefully tailored to ensure the material can withstand the intense everyday use a bathroom vanity receives. Unlike natural stones, Quartz and Porcelain stones are naturally non-porous and waterproof which do not require any sealing.
There are two widely recommend engineered stones for bathroom vanities, which is either quartz-based or porcelain-based.
Quartz bathroom vanities contain 90-93% natural forming quartz, which is the hardest material on earth! Our range of Quartz brands includes Caesarstone, YDL Quartz, Silestone and Smartstone bathroom vanities. Quartz is a tough, non-porous, long-lasting, and visually attractive material that requires little upkeep.
Porcelain kitchen benchtops are the other popular type of engineered stone, which is constructed from powdered clay and coloured pigment. It is a denser, less porous (with an absorption rate of <0.5%) and more durable stone than quartz. At Made in Stone, we sell Dekton, the most popular type of porcelain stone, and it is very resistant to heat, stains, UV, scratches, abrasion and freezing.
How Much Does a Stone Bathroom Vanity Cost?
The cost of a stone bathroom vanity top varies widely depending on the stone product itself and the intensity of the installation.
The cost of a stone slab is mainly determined by the procedure involved in preparing it for installation. For example, the size of the vanity piece and the number of cut-outs needed – for a double or single sink, tap, drainage, etc. – will add to the overall cost.
Generally, for initial stone prices, there are 4-5 distinct cost levels within any stone brand, ranging from a “regular” collection to a “deluxe” or “exclusive” collection. But in addition, the stone’s rarity, thickness, colour, popularity, manufacturing methods and shipping costs are all variables that make some final bathroom vanities more costly than others.
Plus, despite popular belief, some natural stones can be less expensive than engineered stones! So, it pays to shop around before making your final bathroom vanity decision. At Made in Stone, we offer many vanity products to suit all budgets!
Finally, stone installations themselves can vary greatly, which results in widely different final costs. Considerations such as bathroom size, access to the site and site location affect final costs.
To find out precisely how much a stone bathroom vanity will cost you, get an online quote from the Made in Stone experts today!
What Are the Key Considerations When Selecting a Stone Bathroom Vanity Top?
While the aesthetics of your bathroom are essential to consider since you deserve to have the style you want, the structural needs of your bathroom vanity are even more critical. However, thanks to technological developments, there is now an infinite number of stone materials and colours that work ideally in a bustling family bathroom.
The following are the most significant features to look for in a bathroom vanity:
- Obviously, since the bathroom gets very wet, a non-porous material is required when selecting a stone bathroom vanity top. A waterproof vanity top is easy to clean, has a lower slip resistance, and is less prone to getting stained or discoloured.
- Resistance to stains, scratches, mould, and mildew are all important. Even while your bathroom benchtops will never be subjected to the same amount of stress as your kitchen benches, it is still vital to choose a material that is both durable and strong. As in the long term, a high-quality stone will be a more cost-effective alternative.
- Cleaning should be a breeze. No matter what type of stone you choose – natural, engineered, porcelain, etc. – you must be cautious about how you clean it. Most bathroom cleaners contain strong and abrasive chemicals that can harm your bathroom vanity and remove the finish prematurely; so, avoid these and never scrub with rough brushes. Instead, opt for plant-based cleaning products with a pH-neutral cleaner and a soft cloth when cleaning up germs, spills and water.