Concrete Bathroom Countertops (Pros and Cons)

A durable material to use, concrete has been developed not just for industrial use but also for interior design. And if you think cement looks a bit drab to fit interior design, it’s now completely different. Concrete bathroom countertops have become a staple in minimalist designs with thrilling results. 

Concrete bathroom countertops with woodlike sink design

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 design. [toc]

Quicklist: Pros and Cons of Concrete Countertops for the Bathroom


  • Budget-friendly
  • Customizable
  • Various Color Combination
  • Durable
  • Scratch-proof


  • Requires Regular Maintenance
  • Difficult to Repair
  • Heavy
  • Can Be Expensive

Can You Use Concrete Countertops In The Bathroom?

Contemporary bathroom green wall concrete countertop wood floor

You can use concrete for your countertops in the bathroom! You 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 these countertops:

  • Size of the countertop and your bathroom’s layout (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 is a good choice as a material for countertops; your maintenance costs decrease over time since it deteriorates much slower than other construction materials. [Source: Portland Cement Association]

Modern bathroom concrete and wood floor toilet sunroof mirror bathtub

The cement countertop in the design above showcases some of the benefits you can get from choosing it for your home.  The double-sink 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. 

Concrete Countertop Pros and Cons

If 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:


  • Flexibility- you can design it to match the dimensions of your bathroom’s floor plan accurately
  • Many available color options – Custom concrete colors that can match other room finishes or look like natural stone, such as grey slate, beige granite or white quartz
  • Easily customizable – You can use different cement dyes and edge forms to create a unique style
  • Long-lasting, durable, and scratch-proof
  • Creative add-ons can be embedded (small items like stones and glass chips)
  • Budget and DIY-friendly


  • It might require regular maintenance (including annual resealing)
  • Repairs can be difficult to do
  • Flooring must be strengthened to carry the excessive weight of the cement countertops
  • It may be expensive (depending on the style and design)

Consider these pros and cons and weigh your options. If you feel it will be a drag to have repairs and regular maintenance, 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 plant

The cost of a vanity top will vary on several factors, including the materials used, size, style, design, and 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.

Concrete bathroom countertops with woodlike sink design

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

“Concrete’s superior longevity and indestructibility give it an eco-advantage over shorter-lifespan treatments for walls, floors, fireplaces and countertops.” – Annette Stelmack, Associates III, Kari Foster, Debbie Hindman, Sustainable Residential Interiors

You can ask for 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 countertop

Here are some of the best bathroom countertop designs made of masonry.

Marbled Concrete

Spacious bathroom with tub concrete countertop mirror lights towel holder

Yes, quartz and granite are not the only surface materials you can see that have marble in bathrooms. Now, even cement can have this stylish design and be as elegant looking as other more luxurious materials. 

This marbled countertop has stylish white streaks and blots that make it fancier. The finishes of the design scream both elegance and comfort at the same time. 

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

Modern Concrete

Classic bathroom with countertop mirror wood cabinet drawers shower area

Concrete countertops are not just bare cement. They have gone modern and can look as elegant and sleek as other high-end materials offered today. Different colors and architectural designs now surround these surfaces with stylish wall-mounted faucets that look contemporary and modern.

Sleek and Glossy Concrete

Pair of sinks set inside a concrete countertop bathroom

Yes, concrete can be both sleek and glossy, especially regarding countertops. The sleek look of glossy countertops provides a cleaner look, which bathrooms needs in the first place. 

“Concrete is another option that has steadily gained ground in the bathroom as well as the kitchen.” – Scott Gibson, New Bathroom Ideas that Work

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

Industrial-Rustic Concrete

Concrete brick wall bathroom countertop round mirror sink

If you somehow want a rustic ambiance in your bathroom, it’s also possible with a poured concrete countertop. You only need a solid foundation with a metal base. Besides its rustic nature, this offers an industrial touch to the vibe. 

Stained Finish and All-White Design

Concrete countertop inside bathroom shower area glass door mirror

A concrete countertop shines when matched with an all-white design. If you have an all white bathroom, you might want to consider installing with a stain or dye to have a different color accent. 

All-white bathrooms can highlight the countertop’s unique finish and add a one-of-a-kind look. That doesn’t make it the focus of the entire room, though. It simply provides different color accent pieces in the room, which, in this case, is matched by the color of the towel on the rack. 

Concrete Vanity Top

Concrete bathroom countertop mirror wall

When 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 cement might be too bare and drab, there are things you can do to enhance your vanities.

You can brighten up your countertop by matching it with elegant colors such as gold and blue. Your rugged vanity top will somehow have this sophisticated look to it.  Add some feminine trinkets near the vanity top if that’s not enough. You can use fabrics and woven baskets for a different touch and vibe. 

The small layout above sports a custom vessel sink with a wood plank for its countertop and wood-look tile for the walls that seem solid and chunky. To give it a more homey look and ambiance, the use of wood in the mirror and small plant add a natural element.

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

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