Ceramic Tile Bathroom Countertops

Get all the info you'll need on ceramic tile bathroom countertops, and get ready to install a beautiful and durable countertop in your bath space.
Blue Bathroom With Contemporary Wavy Mirror

Blue Bathroom With Contemporary Wavy Mirror

Cool blues and greens have a calming effect, making it the perfect choice for a bathroom color palette. Along with beautiful hues, shapes and textures, like the wavy mirror, in this bathroom design create a spa-like feel.

Cool blues and greens have a calming effect, making it the perfect choice for a bathroom color palette. Along with beautiful hues, shapes and textures, like the wavy mirror, in this bathroom design create a spa-like feel.

By: Sean McEvoy

Ceramic tile bathroom countertops can be an attractive and unique option for your bath space. In particular, this countertop option works well if your bathroom is on the small side—that's because the one major downside of ceramic tile bathroom countertops is cleaning the grout between tiles.

Cheap Versus Steep: Bathroom Tile

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Cheap: Ceramic Tile

A classic choice for bathroom flooring, inexpensive ceramic tile provides a durable, easy-to-clean surface that can be textured to prevent slippage. Image courtesy of Shaw Floors

Cheap: Vinyl Tiles

Affordable vinyl tiles can mimic the look of stone for a fraction of the cost. This surface is durable and low maintenance. Image courtesy of Congoleum Corporation

Mid-Range: Tile "Carpet"

If you want to add visual interest to a tile floor without breaking the bank, try installing a "rug" of tile in an intricate pattern in front of the vanity, surrounding the toilet or in the space where you step out of the shower.

Mid-Range: Accent Tile

To take your bathroom floor a step beyond basic field tile, try incorporating tile in various colors and sizes. Design by Gail Drury

Photo By: Designer, Gail Drury

Steep: Intricate Tile Floors

A tile floor in a beautiful, complex pattern adds an upscale touch to a bathroom. Design by Bruce Rosenblum

Photo By: Designer, Bruce Rosenblum

Steep: Floor-to-Ceiling Tile

Today's designers are taking bathroom tile all the way up the wall for an ultra-high-end look. Design by Linda Sullivan

The clear advantage of ceramic bathroom tile countertops is cost. Ceramic tiles are among the most economical home design features, at a fraction of the cost of alternatives like granite, manufactured quartz, marble or even solid-surface countertops. Additionally, the myriad style options available for ceramic tile countertops mean that you shouldn't have any trouble matching your existing bathroom design with the appropriate tiles.

In terms of maintenance, ceramic tile bathroom countertops may require a bit more elbow grease than more low-maintenance options without seams or grout. However, if you keep the tile countertop surface area relatively small, this shouldn't be too much of an issue.

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