Bathroom Vanity Tops

All bathroom vanities consist of three parts: a wooden cabinet, a stone top, and a sink. A mirror may be included with the unit as well. Marble and granite are popular materials for bathroom vanity tops, although synthetic stone may be used. The stone used gives the vanity character, blending in with or standing out from the wooden cabinets.

Granite bathroom vanity tops are typically solid black. The dark color contrasts with the finished wood used for the cabinets. If a darker espresso finish is used for the wood, however, the granite of the top blends in with the rest of the set.

Marble is another popular material for bathroom vanity tops, and this stone offers a greater palette of color variation, in addition to the contrasts between it and the finished wood. Marble bathroom vanity tops may be nearly solid white, distinctly contrasting with the darker finished cabinets, and some may be streaked with grey veins. Darker or patchwork marble, however, has a mottled appearance of grays and browns. Much like granite, these darker marble vanity tops often blend in with the finished wood cabinets.

Larger tops are one advantage bathroom vanities have over sinks. As many enjoy a larger counter surface for getting ready in the morning, bathroom vanity tops are ideal for setting any shaving or hair supplies down as you get ready. The supplies won't fall in the sink as you use them, and once you're done, you can put them back inside the cabinet.

Bathroom vanity tops may be as small as 24 inches or as long as 73 inches. Smaller sizes are typical for single-sink vanities, although some of these vanities may have a longer top. Larger sizes are typical for double sink bathroom vanity tops. As two basins are added to the unit, the top is typically between 60 and 72 inches long.

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