When a countertop has been fashioned from a cut of marbleized stone, then it takes on the color of that natural element. An experienced craftsman knows how to accentuate that color. A marbleized stone that has been designated as “Crema” has a creamy, off-white color. One that has been categorized as “Carrara” is a light gray color. By staying with those two neutral color choices, a decorator or homemaker can introduce any number of colors into a home’s bathroom.
Yet color represents only one of several important features in any washstand. If that stand has a stone top, then the person ordering that stand should get all the details regarding that countertop. A top quality washstand has been topped with hand finished stone. That finish gives the stand cover the desired amount of smoothness and shine. At the same time, that hand finished decorative piece should be twice sealed. That double sealing keeps water from flowing down into the stand’s base.
Anything used to cover the uppermost part of a washstand should match with the hardware and the ceramic bowl or bowls that is going to be placed in that same piece. If a homeowner wants a double vanity, then the cover must allow for placement of two sinks. If the homeowner wants to have a widespread faucet, then the holes drilled in the top should agree precisely with the distance between the parts in a widespread hardware piece.
Therefore, while the base might be the most visible part of a marble vanity, it represents only one aspect of that unit. The nature of the marbleized counter, along with any cuts or drilled holes in that counter, serve to determine two significant aspects of that unit. They determine its ability to beautify a room, and also its capacity to serve as a useful addition to the home’s bathroom. They belong on any list of significant vanity characteristics, characteristics that should be noted by a wise and careful consumer.