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Concrete Bathroom Countertops (Pros and Cons)

Here we share our concrete bathroom countertops design guide including pros and cons, cost, different options, style ideas and tips to make them stand out.
Modern bathroom with countertop made of concrete mirror sink wood ceilingA durable material to use, concrete has been developed not just for industrial use but also for interior designing.

And if you think that concrete looks a bit drab to fit interior designing, it’s now completely different. In fact, concrete countertops have become a staple in minimalist bathrooms. 

Here are stylish concrete bathroom countertops you can see today. Check them out and who knows, you might be able to choose one for your own bathroom.

Can You Use Concrete Countertops In The Bathroom?

Contemporary bathroom green wall concrete countertop wood floorYou can definitely use concrete for your countertops in the bathroom! You just need to dig deep into your creative side to style it in the best way possible. For starters though, make sure to consider these factors when you decide on a concrete countertop:

  • Size of the countertop and your bathroom (Including weight and thickness)
  • Colors you want to use
  • The budget you have for the countertop
  • Design of your countertop (Including details, accessories, decor, and inserts)
  • Maintenance of the countertop

Concrete Bathroom Countertop Pros and Cons

Modern bathroom concrete and wood floor toilet sunroof mirror bathtubIf you are still unsure whether you can go forward and install a concrete countertop in your bathroom, reviewing its pros and cons can help you a lot. Here are what you can consider:

Pros

• Flexibility- you can design it to accurately match the dimensions of your bathroom

• Many available color options

• Easily customizable

• Long-lasting, durable, and scratch-proof

• Creative add-ons can be embedded (small items like stones and glass chips)

• Budget and DIY-friendly

The concrete countertop in this bathroom showcases some of the benefits you can get from choosing it for your home. 

The double-sink concrete countertop has been designed to accurately match the width and length of the wooden vanity on its left. It also adds a little texture to a white and wood-dominated bathroom. 

Cons

Might require regular maintenance (including annual resealing)

• Repairs can be difficult to do

• Flooring must be strengthened to carry the excessive weight of the concrete countertops

• It may be expensive (depending on the style and design)

Consider these pros and cons and weigh your options. If you feel like it will be a drag to have repairs and regular maintenance then don’t choose it. But if the benefits outweigh the cons, why not give it a shot?

Concrete Vanity Top Cost

Bathroom with floating concrete countertop wall hanging light rug mirror sink indoor plantThe cost of a concrete vanity top will vary on several factors, including the materials to be used, size, style and design, and so much more. It can range from $40 to $60 if you already have existing supplies you can use for its installation. 

In most cases, the price for building concrete countertops is $150/sq ft. This includes full-service and installation of the countertop.

If you want to lower the cost and somehow fit the entire makeover into your budget, you can go DIY on the project. Learn as much as you can from online tutorials and if you have an expert near you, ask for his advice. 

You can ask about tips on where you can get materials at lower costs. In DIY projects, you won’t have to worry about labor costs too. 

Concrete Bathroom Countertop Designs

Patterned tile wall mirror concrete bathroom countertopHere are some of the best bathroom countertop designs that are made of concrete.

Marbled Concrete

Spacious bathroom with tub concrete countertop mirror lights towel holderYes, quartz and granite are not only the materials you can see to have marble in bathrooms. Now, even concrete can have this stylish design and be as elegant looking as other more luxurious materials. 

This marbled countertop shows its stylish white streaks and blots that make it fancier to look at. In fact, the entire vibe of the bathroom screams both elegance and comfort at the same time. 

The neutral color of the walls and floor highlights the countertop. And the addition of the hanging lights and below the countertop adds warmth and comfort to it. 

Modern Concrete

Classic bathroom with countertop mirror wood cabinet drawers shower areaConcrete countertops are not just bare cement. They have gone modern and can look as elegant and sleek as other fancy countertops offered today. There are now concrete countertops with wall-mounted faucets surrounded by different colors and architectural designs.

Sleek and Glossy Concrete

Pair of sinks set inside a concrete countertop bathroomYes, concrete can be both sleek and glossy especially when it comes to countertops. The sleek look of glossy countertops provides a cleaner look, which a bathroom needs in the first place. 

This dual-sink glossy concrete countertop has a minimalist style that adds to the clean charm of this bathroom. Together with the engineered wood flooring and white drawers and cabinets, the entire ensemble is pleasing to the eye. 

Industrial-Rustic Concrete

Concrete brick wall bathroom countertop round mirror sinkIf you somehow want a rustic ambiance in your bathroom, it’s also possible with a concrete countertop. What you only need is a solid concrete countertop with a metal base. This offers an industrial touch to the vibe, besides it being rustic. 

Shine Through An All White Bathroom

Concrete countertop inside bathroom shower area glass door mirrorA concrete countertop shines when matched with an all-white bathroom. If you have an all white bathroom, you might want to consider installing a concrete countertop to have a different color accent in it. 

An all-white bathroom can highlight a concrete countertop. That doesn’t make it the focus of the entire room though. It simply provides a different color accent in the room, which in this case is matched by the color of the towel on the rack. 

Concrete Bathroom Vanity Top

Concrete bathroom countertop mirror wallWhen you are designing your bathroom vanity, make sure not to forget the concrete countertop in your choices. Read more about different bathroom vanity sizes here.

In the instance that you feel like concrete might be too bare and drab, there are things you can do to change that. 

You can brighten up your concrete countertop by matching it with elegant colors such as gold and blue. Your rugged vanity top will somehow have this sophisticated look to it. 

If that’s not enough, you can also add some feminine trinkets near the vanity top. You can use fabrics and woven baskets for a different touch and vibe. 

In this bathroom, it sports a concrete countertop and walls that seem solid and chunky. To give it a more homey look and ambiance, the use of wood in the mirror, as well as the addition of a plant help in it.

See more related content at our article about bathroom remodel ideas on this page.

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