Your home bathroom is an important room of the house. Not only is it a place you visit at least at the beginning and end of every day, but it’s more often than not a room in which you’re most likely to enjoy precious and rare private “you-time”.
A bathroom countertop is often a part of the bathroom that, if not neglected, can be underappreciated. Much like your kitchen benchtop, your bathroom countertop can really anchor the design and aesthetic of your bathroom or stand in stark contrast.
Here are 9 fantastic bathroom countertop ideas that are great for every home.
Idea 1: Sleek concrete countertops
Concrete countertops are becoming more and more popular, especially in homes that boast a modern, minimalist design. Concrete finishes are inherently sleek and smooth and are easily incorporated in colour schemes and interior styles of all kinds.
Contrary to what most people think, concrete also comes in a range of shades, colours and textures so it’s easy to find the right particular type that best suits your application. Other benefits of a concrete bathroom countertops are its durability, non-porousness (when sealed), and affordability.
Idea 2: Wooden Countertops
A wood countertop is a stylish way to add a statement piece to your bathroom. While not a material often associated with that room of the house, a wooden countertop can be treated and sealed to protect it more than adequately from moisture and liquid exposure.
Wooden countertops also come in both glossy and non-glossy versions and in a variety of shades and colours so there’s plenty of customisability and versatility. Another big attraction is that wooden vanities and countertops range in price so if you’re operating on a tight budget, you’ll still be able to find one that suits.
Idea 3: Glass Bathroom Countertops
There’s something simple yet elegant about incorporating glass in your bathroom countertop. Not only is it easy to pair with colour schemes and styles of all kinds, but it allows for a feeling of extra spaciousness and increased levels of brightness.
That’s why they’re particularly popular for use in small bathrooms. Of course, glass is extremely water-proof so it’s an immensely durable and long-lasting material for use in bathrooms. Paired with unique see-through sinks or vanities, a glass countertop is an easy and affordable way to bring great style and practicality to your bathroom.
Idea 4: Laminate Countertops
Laminate is a highly affordable material for use in a range of interior design applications in the home. Available in ready-to-go sheets that can be easily installed by yourself, laminate is often used for wallpaper but it can also make for an excellent countertop. Being both durable and very easy to clean, it’s pragmatic and useful. Of course, because you can get laminate in a variety of designs, you can easily mix and match to suit the rest of your bathroom or even to make your countertop look like granite, marble or natural stone.
Idea 5: Tiles
Tiles, especially in the classic subway pattern, are a quintessential bathroom aesthetic. Using tiles made of stone, in your bathroom countertop is an excellent way to infuse the bathroom style in your countertop.
Of course, the classic visual aesthetic isn’t the only reason why tiles make for such a good countertop. With high quality, professionally applied grout lines, it’s easy to keep a tiled countertop highly protected against moisture.
Idea 6: Marble Countertops
Marble is a highly sophisticated-looking and elegant natural stone and is a fantastic way of bringing a real sense of luxury to your bathroom.
While marble is going to cost more than some of the other bathroom countertop ideas on this list, it’s well worth the investment.
Known for its durability when properly treated and sealed, marble is a highly functional material for use in bathrooms.
Countertops see a particularly high amount of exposure to liquid and moisture, so choosing a very durable and high quality material like marble is essential. Plus, there are a wide range of colours and styles of marble beyond the classic cloudy milk-veined patterns of the iconic marble colouring, like black and gold marble or red marble.
There’s no reason why you can’t find the colour and shade that best suits your preferences.
Idea 7: Granite Countertops
Granite countertops are an excellent choice for your bathroom as well. With a perfect combination of elegance and durability, it’s easy to see why granite is a very popular construction material. Like marble, granite comes in a wide range of colours and shades. From dark greys and blacks to lighter blues and even reds, you’ll find a perfectly complementary granite countertop for just about any style bathroom.
Idea 8: Limestone Bathroom Countertops
Limestone is a natural stone that’s often used to infuse earthy tones and a sense of natural elegance to a room. In your bathroom, a countertop made from polished limestone will bring a shine and nature-inspired beauty to the room. There are a ton of options when it comes to pairing a limestone countertop: You could incorporate chrome or nickel-plated fixtures or go with silver-toned finishes and light cabinetry.
While limestone is a highly durable natural stone, you do need to ensure it’s professionally sealed for moisture-protection. Here’s a great article on limestone uses in interior design.
Idea 9: Travertine Bathroom Countertops
Travertine, like limestone, is an excellent choice for bringing an earthy feel to your bathroom.
From deep olive greens to light, breezy beiges, the high mineral content of this sedimentary rock brings a rich complexity to the stone that is hard to replicate. As part of a bathroom countertop, the durability of travertine combined with the strong protection provided by a professional seal makes it an excellent choice of stone for your bathroom.
You Can Count on Euro Marble For Your Bathroom Countertop
Want to discuss more ideas for your bathroom countertop or find out more about any of the ideas above? Make sure to speak to Euro Marble.
Not only are we experts in anything and everything natural stone and marble, we’re also experienced with sourcing and installing bathroom countertops in particular. So give us a call on (02) 8585 2999 or get in touch with us today.