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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unique master bath mirror Quartz countertops are easy to clean and require less maintenance than natural stone. Design by Andreas Charalambous.

Manufactured Quartz

Manufactured quartz imitates the look of limestone, granite or marble, but is even more resistant to scratches and stains. Made up of 90 percent quartz particles, this synthetic composite comes in a wide variety of colors and thicknesses. In fact, four companies — Silestone, Okite, CaesarStone and DuPont's Zodiaq — make more than 130 manufactured quartz countertops. Tip: Quartz is the material to use if you're considering a countertop with a specialized edging, Tammy says.

Quartz Maintenance: Practical for the bathroom, quartz is durable, easy to clean and doesn't require sealing.

Quartz Cost: From $110 to $250 a linear foot, installed.

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