Which stone is right for your bathroom?

Your bathroom countertop  takes a beating.

Your bathroom countertop takes a beating.

Stone SInks Not a beating like the one your kitchen takes. After all, there’s no searing heat or constant clanging of pots and pans on the surface of your bathroom countertop. Yet, there is a lingering danger that can destroy weaker countertop materials.

It’s called moisture.

From the condensation that forms after a hot, steamy shower to the frequent running of water from the faucet, your bathroom countertop is exposed to moisture all day long. How do you account for the slow damage caused by moisture?

You choose a stone countertop for the bathroom. The question is which stone is right for your bathroom?

Tips for Choosing the Right Stone for Your Bathroom

Because of the constant threat of moisture, we can rule out several types of countertop materials, such as laminate and heavily treated wood. Stone is the best option for a bathroom countertop, but how do you go about choosing the right stone for your bathroom?


Durability should be at the top of the factors list for selecting the right bathroom countertop stone. The surface must be able to handle prolonged exposure to moisture, as well as endure the lingering carnage left behind by soap, cosmetics, and cleaning chemicals. If you have a second bathroom used primarily by guests, you can get by using a less durable and hence, a less costly bathroom countertop material. For the main home bathroom, go with the toughest stone you can afford.


For many homeowners, cost plays a pivotal role in determining the type of stone used to design a bathroom countertop. For instance, granite costs less than prefabricated quartz and both materials are costlier than solid surface materials. Although cost is a factor in determining the type of stone used to construct a bathroom countertop, it shouldn’t be the only factor considered when making a buying decision.


Most stone countertops require minimal maintenance, especially when it comes to repairing dents and scratches. Still, you have to consider the impact of cleaners on a stone countertop. Some stones don’t do well when exposed to chemical cleaning agents for extended periods. If you select a stone that possesses tiny nooks and crannies, you have to deal with the effect sealing agents have on the stone.

Let’s look at several different types of stone to help you decide which stone is right for your bathroom.


As we mentioned, granite costs less than manufactured quartz, but the stone still ranks high in terms of cost. Nonetheless, the cost is well worth it, as  that complements virtually any bathroom décor. The stone works aesthetically well with darker paint colors applied to bathroom walls, as well as granite presents a deeply rich appearancedarker woods used to accentuate a more rustic bathroom ambiance. Highly rugged granite withstands constant exposure not only to condensation, but frequent streams of strong running water. You would have to perform a magic act to dent or scratch granite. The glimmering stone under natural and artificial light comes in a wide variety of colors to give you the ultimate in bathroom design flexibility.


The polished look of marble makes the stone ideal for homeowners that want their bathrooms to sparkle. With a reflective property greater than the reflective property of granite, marble is available in a wide spectrum of rainbow colors. If you want to add a feminine touch to the bathroom, marble is the go to stone for the countertop. You can also pair the stone with darker colors like black and deep blue. Marble sits at the top of the cost list for bathroom countertop stones, but because of its beautiful appearance, you can recoup the cost of marble and then some when you enjoy an increase in the value of your home.


Slate is compressed on several layers of clay, which causes the stone to split into thin, wide layers. The formation process of slate makes the stone perfect for bathroom countertop surfaces. You don’t have to worry about moisture pooling at the corners, as well as having to deal with lingering moisture that collects near the sink drain. The finely textured look brings an organic ambiance to the bathroom, which you can enhance by placing wooden accessories near the bathroom countertop. Softer than granite and marble, affordable slate remains one of the more durable stones used to design bathroom countertops.


If you took a chemistry course in high school or college, you probably worked on a lab table that consisted of soapstone. That should give you an idea about how the stone endures being exposed to heat. The question is how soapstone fares against constant exposure to moisture. It’s a highly dense material, which means the stone is an excellent choice for designing a bathroom countertop. Moisture cannot penetrate the surface of soapstone and maintenance of the stone typically requires only a few swipes of a dry cloth to soak up any residual moisture in the sink and along the edges of the countertop. Color options are limited for the stone, with black and charcoal gray by far the most common choices.


Because of its more casual appearance, you might not consider limestone to be in the mix for the right bathroom countertop stone. The sandy stone quickly absorbs moisture to make it a viable option for homeowners that operate on tight home improvement budgets. However, the absorption capability of the stone means you must pay attention to cleaning and maintaining the surface of the countertop. You can buy a limestone countertop that receives a matte finish to remove most, if not all of the primitive look. Certain minerals like iron can change the color of limestone to a faded red or yellow, which can dramatically transform the ambiance of your bathroom.

Spend the time you need to choose the right stone for your bathroom. A rush to a decision might turn out to be a costly decision that you regret for years to come.


Natural Pebble Stone Mosaic as long as its stones are levelled and well-sorted, is a perfect alternative for regular patterns and can be applied both on walls and floors. Crucial factor that needs extra attention is whether all pebbles are the same in height, so that no stone rises above the other. Apart from that, the mesh onto which pebbles are attached cannot absorb any moisture. Natural Pebbles on a vinyl mesh are easy to install, and there are a lot of variants to choose from: completely flattened and cutted, slightly convex, or even 3D Pebbles suitable only for walls.


Onyx is a semi-precious stone that is transparent enough to let the light come through. Appropriate installation of this type of stone may result in one bathroom having two faces: first being the regular and warm environment when the stones are not lightened, and the second one being a spectacular and atmospheric place when the lights (e.g. LED bars) that are installed underneath onyx are turned on. Onyx is the only stone that allows to create 2in1 interiors within a friendly budget.

Green Sandstone Parquet 17 x 17

Green Sandstone 17×17 mm


Technical specification

Stone mosaics manufacturer Lux4home

What makes our Stone Parquets stand out in the market? It’s simple:

  • All the stones in a mesh are of equal height and sizes – it is a very important factor.
  • The mesh is made of a material which does not absorb moisture – it makes our product mould-proof and prevents it from putrefying.
  • The glue that we use does not colour the grout. Neither does the glue dissolve or melt down even in high temperatures of saunas.
  • We manually sort the stones and classify them according to their further use – class A (the highest), B and C. Mosaics are always made from class A stones.
  • Our parquets have a solid interlocking system which makes the connections between them seamless.
  • They meet the anti-skid standards for public buildings.

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Important notes: invisible joins, equal height of stones and regular color stones.

Kind of stone Sand stone
Tile dimensions 30cm x 30cm / 12″x 12″
Weight about 1 kg
Amount in one package 11 mosaic tiles
Designer Lux4home™
Category Stone mosaics, Stone parquets

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River stone bathtub manufacturer

soaking bath

Soaking baths made of natural stone have become more and more popular within recent years. This is mostly due to natural beauty and uniqueness of each single bath. Also, when made of stone, bathtubs are more durable than acryl ones. That is why stone baths and sinks are very popular…

soaking bath of stone

If you already had a bath in a stone bathtub you mast have realized that it is way more comfortable and relaxing than when in acryl tub. Did you also notice that water remains hot much longer? This is due to natural properties of a stone. If you have a look on these pictures you realize quickly, that stone sinks and baths are like pieces of art. Handmade, never with equally the same patterns or shade. With them inside, your bathroom can be easily transformed into most peaceful, and relaxing place you can think of. Just like your favorite spa.

It is true, that they are heavy, but this is stone, and it is supposed to be heavy. Nevertheless, with a little work you can fit them to every single bathroom.

As you can see on the pictures, natural stone fits classic style, oriental style or even new age designs. With a little help of your interior designer you can make your bathroom unique and spectacular. This particular model is called River Stone Bath. We manufacture it together with other stone bathtubs and stone sinks in East Java. These particular pictures you can see, we received from clients, and some interior designers we work with. Don’t you think they are magnificent?

Green Sandstone Parquet 1,7 x 1,7

Green sandstone parquet 1,7cm x 1,7cm consists of small squares made of green sandstone joint to vinyl mesh 30 x 30 cm.  Stone we use is manually cut and polished. Each little stone square has the same shape and shade. It is dark gray and just a bit grayish. Please notice, that tile makes totally flat surface. Thai is way it is very comfortable to walk on.  When assembling one must remember that using flexible grout is a must.

Green sandstone comes from Indonesian mines directly. As we take it from the source color and shade is always the way we desire. You may notice little sparkling drops of quartz. They make stone look absolutely beautiful. stone-mosaic

Technical specification:

  • Producer: Lux4home
  • Designer: Lux4home
  • Material: Green sandstone
  • Dimension: 30×30 cm
  • dimensions of stone: 1,7 x 1,7 cm h: 1 cm
  • Weight: 1 kg
  • Collection: Stone Parquets