Marble vanity countertop. Good idea or Bad idea?

mdispensaSeptember 12, 2013

I just ordered small vanity in the bathroom (27" x 18") and need a top and would like something whitish. I love stone and am getting the carrera marble basket weave tiles for the floor and think a marble top would tie things together.

Is marble a bad idea for a vanity top? I'm not a perfectionist at all and am not upset by a few blemishes but I was reading on another post about etching, staining and dings on marble. Any first hand experiences? Should I look into a quartzite, granite or even cultured marble?

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Quartzite could indeed be more durable. Granite? I'm not a fan of granite in bathrooms. But I really don't much like granite at all. If you're doing a marble basket weave on the floor, I'll come over your house myself and tear out the cultured marble top if you have that installed. ; )

I would encourage you to find a nice piece of marble and go with it. Your personality seems suited to marble. A fine piece of marble? In many ways it's unlike anything else out other.

At times people lose sight of the fact that it's a living space. It's not a museum. You can get into habit patterns with lotions and potions that can minimize spills on to the marble.

What ever you choose...enjoy! Unless you choose cultured marble. Don't say I didn't warn you! lol

    Bookmark   September 13, 2013 at 12:23AM
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