Inspiration and DIY Using Granite for Your Bathroom Vanity

Photo features Marron Cohiba Granite Slab on the vanity with Modern Dimensions in Urban Putty and Artisan Brown 4-1/4 x 8-1/2 field tile on the wall.

Photo features Marron Cohiba Granite Slab on the vanity with Modern Dimensions in Urban Putty and Artisan Brown 4-1/4 x 8-1/2 field tile on the wall.

 
 

Using Granite for Your Bathroom Vanity

Give your space a high-end, luxurious look by placing a gorgeous granite countertop on your bathroom vanity. A granite slab is a practical design choice that's timeless and always in style. There are a number of reasons to put granite in your bathroom and plenty of ways to style your bathroom around this beautiful, natural stone. Here are some reasons to go with granite, and a few inspirational tips and tricks to help you get started.

Photo features Marron Cohiba Granite Slab on the vanity with Modern Dimensions in Urban Putty and Artisan Brown 4-1/4 x 8-1/2 field tile on the wall.

Granite Withstands Wear and Tear

Your bathroom vanity will be exposed to everything from toothpaste to makeup. It will get covered in soap, grime, and water, so it's important to choose a countertop material that can withstand wear, is resistant to stains, is easy to clean, and has lasting beauty. Granite checks off all of these boxes. It's a natural stone, and it has the ability to stand up to daily bathroom use.

Granite Comes in a Wide Variety of Options

Granite is formed by various minerals and elements found in soil, and it's created over long periods of time. Because of this, every piece of granite has its own qualities and characteristics. This is also why you can find granite in just about any color shade or pattern, including striated, marbled, and speckled motifs. Once you choose a granite that's the color and pattern you prefer, you can then choose how the stone is finished. For instance, your granite countertops can be glossy and polished or muted and matte.

Natural granite comes in most earth tones, ranging from delicate pinks or deep blacks, to rich grays and gleaming whites. The Granite Collection, for example, offers plenty of color and pattern options. Start by choosing a slab for your bathroom vanity, and then use it as your inspiration to design the rest of the room.

Granite can be found in tile form, too. This gives you the option to not only create a tiled bathroom countertop, but to add the beauty of granite to your floors and walls. For instance, pair a granite slab with granite tile that's a complementary or contrasting shade in order to give your bathroom a textured look. To complete the look, go with Granite Radiance mosaic tile, which offers beautiful blends of browns, blacks, and white, for the backsplash. Mixing and matching colors and styles like this will make your space more interesting, and will keep your design from looking too monotonous.

Granite Looks Great Alongside Other Materials

If you choose a granite countertop for your bathroom vanity, it will immediately become a focal point for the room. However, you don't want to neglect the rest of the space. The best way to show off a great granite countertop is to pair it with beautiful tile. For example, why not pair it alongside slate. Ayers Rock glazed porcelain is made to look like natural slate, and has the same striations and color variations as real stone. Best of all, it's available in a wide range of color shades that will pair perfectly with natural granite.

Give your bathroom a high-end look by choosing the right granite countertop for your vanity. Your granite counter will be a focal point of the space, and you can then complete your bathroom design with complementary elements. Granite not only looks good, but its also highly functional for a bathroom space, making it an ideal choice for your design.