Bathroom Vanity Tops guide

Whether you want to make a few changes to your bathroom, a bathroom remodel, or a home improvement, a vanity top can be the focal point of any bathroom design. Learn about different types of countertops to find a suitable surface for you.


The right top can transform your bathroom from an average space to one with the look and feel of a high-end spa. Determine your budget, get an idea of the layout you want and decide on a style to kick off the project. Another item to check off your list of considerations: is the material you wish to use for a top and sink faucet.


Raviva Company, our countertop store, can offer a large variety of vanity tops and sink faucets. Your bathroom countertop installation can be done in just 72h.


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Marble vanity countertop

Things To Consider When Choosing A Bathroom Vanity Top

The perfect vanity top helps complete the look you are trying to achieve. It's essential to make sure you do your research on each countertop type to make the right choice for your home.

You can customize the perfect bath with different choices to fit your budget and style. Signature Hardware offers bathroom vanity tops in an array of materials, which helps to know each option.

When it's time to update or upgrade your bathroom vanity top, things like size, sink shape, and color are significant factors to consider. Keep the following elements in mind when looking for the best vanity top. You'll be on the right track to redesigning the ideal powder room.


SIZE

One of the first steps before purchasing a new bathroom vanity top should be to measure your current one and the accompanying bathroom vanity. To accurately measure, take the width of the front and back of the vanity top and measure from the front edge to the back to find the depth. To learn more about measuring your bathroom vanity, read our Bathroom Vanity Buying Guide for additional information.


STYLE

Style is another crucial aspect when choosing a bathroom countertop for your vanity cabinet. Choose one that complements your vanity and your home's aesthetic.


SHAPE

Searching for the right vanity top entails ensuring it will fit your single or double sink. Another point to consider is if you will have an under-mount, drop-in, or vessel sink, as the type will also play into the sizing for the vanity top.


ADDITIONAL UPGRADES

Several other renovations are required alongside a new top, such as a faucet or backsplash. Creating a plan for these changes will help, as it is always a good idea to install the vanity top before putting it in a backsplash. Otherwise, you will need a custom countertop.

Along with that, most vanity tops come with pre-drilled holes for faucets. Decide if you want a widespread, waterfall, or single-hole style. Always check the drillings on your current bathroom countertop since switching out the faucet can be more costly.


Choosing the Best Bathroom Vanity Top for You

Vanity tops must be durable and capable of standing up to water, soap, and cosmetics while serving as an ample work surface for the morning rush hour in the bathroom. The bathroom is no place for delicate, porous (read: easy-to-stain) surfaces. At the same time, the vanity countertop can be a focal point and a connecting point, where wood cabinets below meet the tile wall above, for instance.

When it comes to bathroom vanity tops, you're not limited to just one or two types. They're available in various materials, which helps you know your options. So many choices mean you can customize the perfect bath to fit your budget, style, and needs.


Granite Vanity Tops

Granite countertop is the most popular natural stone for bathroom countertops—granite forms as a molten rock that cools deep underground. During the cooling process, crystals develop to create speckles, dots, and flakes that bring character and uniqueness to each vanity top. Each granite top has distinctive traits, including color variation, veining, and flecks of minerals such as copper, silver, or gold. It comes in various colors of countertop materials, such as white granite countertops and black granite countertops. No two granite vanities are the same, making granite vanity tops a popular choice for modern bathroom renovations.

Since granite is highly durable, it's often the first choice for a natural stone countertop due to its resilience. Its anti-bacterial and heat-resistant properties make it an ideal material for bathrooms.


Benefits:

• Superior durability

• Heat and humidity-resistant

• Scratch-resistant

• Easy to clean


Marble Vanity Tops

Marble is available in several forms: cultured, engineered, and natural.

Cultured marble is a blended man-made product of crushed stone, thermoplastic resins, and pigments cast in molds and gel-coated to create a durable outer surface. The customer can request a matte or high-gloss finish.


Benefits:

  • Nonporous

  • Moisture-, stain-, heat- and bacteria-resistant

  • Seamless

  • Low maintenance and easy to clean

  • Can be shaped and made to order

  • It gives a high-end look at a fraction of the cost of natural marble

Engineered marble

Engineered marble is another manufactured product made from crushed rock, resins, and dyes. However, it contains a more significant proportion of recycled natural stone and a smaller amount of resin, producing a more natural appearance than cultured marble.

The benefits of engineered marble mirror that of cultured marble.

Marble white countertops are classic, stunning additions to any bathroom. It's rigid and porous and absorbs liquids and stains quickly, making it a high-maintenance choice. Initial sealing and subsequent regular resealing can help to curb potential damage.


Benefits:

  • Elegant look

  • Distinguishing feature of veining

  • Natural cooling effect

  • Stands up to heat (like a hot curling iron)

  • Easy to clean

Quartz Vanity Tops

Quartz is an engineered solid-surface material that is used to manufacture vanity tops. Quartz countertops are composed of 93 percent crushed quartz mixed with 7 percent resin to create a solid surface.

Since quartz vanity tops are dense, nonporous, and have a glossy sheen, they are a very low-maintenance option. They are cumbersome, but they have more flexibility than natural stone tops, making them more accessible for the installer. While durable, they are not indestructible, so professional handling and installation are necessary due to their weight. Most quartz has a clean, contemporary look that can transform any bathroom space, making it a popular choice for solid surface vanity tops.

Benefits:

• Solid and nonporous

• Heat-resistant

• Scratch and stain-resistant


Laminate Vanity Tops

Laminate vanity tops have come a long way since the 1970s. Constructed of layers of plastic bonded to a particle board core, they have the advantage of being budget-friendly while resembling limestone, granite, or marble. While resilient, it can get scratched. Laminate will be a good choice if you want to update a guest bath.


Benefits:

  • Inexpensive

  • Nonporous

  • Easy to install

  • Stain- and water-resistant

  • Variety of materials and colors

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