If you’ve fallen in love with the look of a certain stone (but decided that you just can’t give it the TLC that it will need as a kitchen countertop), there are other ways to incorporate that stone into your home design. Natural stone kitchen countertops (and granite in particular) get a lot of the limelight, but that’s far from the only possible use for natural stone. Incorporating natural stone into your bathroom countertop or vanity is an equally powerful way to add durable elegance to your home.
Take White Macedonia, a lovely marble whose white base is softly crisscrossed with a brush stroke-like pattern of greys. White marble is being used more and more in kitchens, to beautiful effect. However, the kitchen countertop is regularly exposed to acids and other corrosive elements. In that situation, a marble like White Macedonia would require a little extra care to stay in tip-top shape. But as a bathroom countertop, this classic marble would require minimal care. Whether in an interior room or in a room with an outside wall with extensive natural light, a white marble like White Macedonia would impart a lightness and airiness to the bathroom without sacrificing solidity.
Onyx is another show stopping stone that is well-suited to bathroom use. Our golden-hued Coffee Onyx slab, for example, imparts the feeling of luxury in a way that only gold truly can. As onyx is slightly more porous and prone to staining than other natural stones, it can be put to excellent use as an accent feature, bathroom vanity or similar project. Seeing the beauty of onyx, a stone that often has a translucent, glowing appearance, is a reminder that sometimes it is better to do one thing with excellence than to do many things adequately well. Just because a beautiful stone might need extra TLC in one area of the house is no reason to write it off forever– save it for the room where it will be the perfect fit for your lifestyle!
In this way, choosing natural stone for your bathroom countertop affords you a new breadth of possibility. The lighter demands of typical daily use of bathroom countertops mean that your personal taste need not be constrained, whereas in high-trafficked, hard-use areas like the kitchen, the maintenance needs of different stones must be more of a consideration. Minimal effort will be required to maintain the beauty of your natural stone bathroom countertop. Marble and onyx are just two examples of beautiful natural stones that can be used to up the luxury factor of your bathroom.
For more ideas about how natural stone can become a focal point of your bathroom, visit our design blog or arrange a visit with one of our design specialists in Doral. There is a perfect natural stone for any space.
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