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Bath Countertops

Countertop 1 At Allen’s Kitchen & Bath, we’ll help you select the countertop material that’s right for your bath and your budget. Today there are many choices to consider when choosing the countertops for your bath.

Granite countertops are available in a variety of colors, as well as several finishes – polished, satin, and honed or matte. Other natural stone materials, such as marble, limestone, and soapstone, are softer than granite and need greater care. They could work well in a powder room or guest bath that gets less usage. All stone countertops must be sealed periodically.

Engineered stone countertops come in a wider variety of colors than natural stone countertops, are more durable and are easy to maintain. The price of engineered stone is comparable to natural stone.

Bath CounterSolid surface countertops are similar to stone in many respects: they come in many colors, are seamless, resist stains and scratches can be buffed out. They can be damaged by very high heat from curling irons or other appliances, however.


Composite marble is a newer countertop material that mimics the look of stone or solid surface countertops, but at a lower price.

Wood countertops can be used in a bathroom, but like softer stone, they can be damaged by water, so they should be reserved for low-traffic baths.

Concrete countertops are gaining in popularity, especially for a very modern-style bath. There is some maintenance required to keep concrete countertops looking their best, and you must be careful not to leave standing water on a concrete countertop. This is another bath countertop material better suited to a powder room or guest bath.

Tempered glass can look great as countertop material in a contemporary-styled bath, but is probably not appropriate for a bath that will be used by children.Bath double sink counter

Ceramic tile is a traditional bathroom countertop choice that is losing popularity, because of the need to keep grout lines clean. Larger tiles make this less of a problem and look very attractive.

Laminate is the most affordable countertop material available and comes in a wide variety of colors and designs. Laminate can scorch if a hot appliance touches the surface, but it has become more scratch-resistance in recent years. Wilsonart’s “Countertop Coordination Tool” can help you find the right laminate for your bath’s color palette.

Countertop edges can be square, radius, bullnose, bevel, egg, or ogee, based on the countertop material you choose.

Try this Countertop Selector from Dupont® to get an idea of the type of countertop material that’s right for your kitchen.

Your Allen’s Kitchen & Bath designer will help you decide what countertop surface is right for your bath. “There are so many choices in countertops for the bath,” says Robin Steward of Allen’s Kitchen & Bath. “It’s easy to find the material that you’ll love.”



Dupont Corian

Dupont Zodiaq

Formica Laminate

Silestone Quartz

Wilsonart Laminate


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