Guide to Selecting Bathroom Countertops

Granite, solid-surface, tile or quartz, which one should you choose? Industry insiders share the pros and cons of each surface to help you select the best countertop for your bathroom.

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beasley powder room High-end granite remains the most popular bathroom countertop option. Design by Troy Beasley.

Granite

Long lasting, stain-resistant and beautiful, granite is the Rolls-Royce of countertops. Once the surface of choice for high-end bathrooms, granite is gaining in popularity for a broad spectrum of home styles. It is the most durable and easiest to care for of any of the natural stone materials, Diane says. While relatively expensive, it provides an elegant look that is incomparable. Tip: Tammy Crosby, CEO of thehousedesigners.com (http://www.thehousedesigners.com) suggests comparing prices at local stone shops. You'll save even more if you can use leftovers from another homeowner's project. Granite tiles are also more affordable than slabs.

Granite Maintenance: Granite countertops need to be sealed every six months to a year. Clean countertops with warm water and a liquid detergent. Avoid abrasive cleaners; they'll scratch and dull the finish. Small chips and scratches can be polished down.

Granite Cost: From $75 to $200 a linear foot, installed.

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