Bathroom vanity countertop choices are almost infinite it seems. With new materials and technologies your selection has not been made easier. However it has never been a better time for creativity in bathroom design, since for almost any bathroom decorating idea you may have there is certainly a vanity countertop surface material, pattern and color to fit your needs. Several options exist for materials used to make a vanity countertop, so it can be somewhat difficult to choose the materials that are best for you. The biggest determining factor is likely to be cost, and some materials are quite a bit more expensive than others. Granite and marble are the two most expensive options for a vanity countertop, though they tend to be exceptionally beautiful and durable. Laminates are usually the least expensive option and are therefore most often used in bathrooms, but the look of laminate may not be as attractive as other options.
Aesthetics are, of course, important when choosing a vanity countertop, but so is durability. Wood is an option, but it is important to remember that all types of woods can be susceptible to water damage, which is likely to be an issue in a bathroom space. Other materials are better suited to this space because they will resist water damage. Tile, for example, can be very beautiful and resistant to water damage, but it is important to choose grout that will resist water damage and molding, as the grout channels between tiles can be susceptible to such problems.