Counter top material for bathroom vanity

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Old 01-01-20, 06:50 AM
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Counter top material for bathroom vanity

I was all set to buy an all-in-one vanity with marble countertop for our bathroom, but was then told it's a bad idea as marble stains easily. I did some research and I do see a lot of results on this. That being said, the reviews on the vanity are great, with only a few people mentioning stains.

I've now also searched for quartz tops but it's harder to find all-in-ones. I could get a separate base and quartz top, but really prefer the all-in-one option for a small, downstairs powder room.

Any comments/suggestions on whether marble is a bad idea due to staining issues would be great appreciated.

I know I can seal it, but would prefer not do be doing that every 6 months or whatnot.

Thank you!
 
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Old 01-01-20, 07:03 AM
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FWIW...Yes marble or granite can stain, but common sense will make it last forever. Do not use any type of oil based liquid (don't even leave a stick of butter even in the wrapper sitting on the counter top). Wipe off immediately if anything is spilled. We have had a granite kitchen and bathroom counter tops and never had any problem. Up until recently that included a family of seven (4 women and two men). And we never use a sealer. My wife does all kinds of cooking and baking and never had a mishap with our stone counter tops. She keeps several canisters in one corner and that area has not changed color compared to the are a that is used for daily work.
In the bathroom, both mother and daughter keep all their makeup and paraphernalia on counter top with no stains or marks.
 
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Thank you. Given that this is for a bathroom that would only ever have a soap dispenser on the counter (no other chemicals, cooking oils, etc...), I guess it shouldn't be an issue?
 
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Old 01-01-20, 07:22 AM
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Go for it. Nothing beats the feel and look of stone counter tops.
 
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