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  • 9/29/2021 11:00 AM

UPDATED: Choosing The Best Natural Stone: Bathroom Countertops

When choosing the best stone for bathroom countertops, it can be difficult to narrow down your options! There are so many different natural stones that can be used in your home’s bathroom, and choosing a material that is both functional and good looking can be hard. We are here to help make this decision easier for you! 

At GMS Werks, we are experts when it comes to all things natural stone. In this blog, we discuss the best stone for bathroom countertops! 


Marble is a highly polished stone that can give your bathroom the elegant look you’ve always wanted! It comes in a wide variety of colors, from pure white, pale pinks and blues to dramatic blacks and browns. It is one of the most expensive types of stone, however, marble is a porous material, meaning stains can happen. However, you can take measures to prevent stains from occurring by properly sealing your marble regularly. 


If you want a more casual feel in your bathroom, then limestone might be the way to go! Unlike marble, limestone has more of a smooth, matte finish. It is a very absorbent stone so cleaning and maintenance are very important. In limestone’s purest form, it is white or cream color, however,it can have diverse discoloration such as reds, yellows or grays and blacks when mixed with other materials.


Slate has a textured surface and an organic look which makes it a great stone for countertops especially if you are going for a more informal look. It is available in gray, black, and green. It is a softer material than granite, but it is still extremely durable. As with all natural stones, Slate countertops are an investment so be sure to seal and properly maintain to make it last. 


Sandstone is exactly what it sounds like. It is rock that is made up of sand masses that have moved by water or wind. The color varies depending what mineral it is mixed with. Iron gives it a reddish-brown color while other materials can cast white, yellow or grayish hues. Like all other natural stones, this stone needs to be sealed to prevent or minimize staining.


Granite is one of the more expensive natural stones, but its look and performance makes it all worth it. Granite is an extremely hard rock that has been formed by volcanic activity. Its durability means that it will maintain its look for years to come. It is bacteria resistant and with proper sealing, is also stain and scratch resistant. From black to white, tan to green, there are a variety of granite color options to choose from


Soapstone is typically gray in color and is highly resistant to heat, but also softer than most stones. It is still very dense, even more than limestone, slate and granite. This means that it won’t stain and makes a great bathroom countertop material and it requires very little maintenance. Definitely consider soapstone as you shop for the best stone for bathroom countertops!

When it comes to using natural stone in your bathroom, your options are endless! Use this natural stone bathroom countertop guide to help you narrow down your choices and choose the best stone for your bathroom! Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions, we’d love to help!

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