Should Bathroom Countertops Match The Floor?

You might be wondering if your bathroom countertops should match your floor. Whether you’re renovating, building, or just curious, we’ve researched and found out the answer.

Half Bath in Luxury Home with Sink and Faucet in bathroom countertop, Should Bathroom Countertops Match The Floor?

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Here’s what we found.

Your bathroom countertops don’t have to match your floor. However, you do want them to relate to one another. That might be material or color, but they must look good together. 

Let’s explore how to match your countertops with the floor, the best materials for bathroom countertops, and how to choose the right color. Keep reading for all the details!

Should Bathroom Countertops Match Your Bathroom Floor?

When putting together a design palette for a bathroom, we typically think of flooring, tile for baths and showers, paint color, and countertop.

If you choose something wildly different for each element, you’ll end up with a bathroom that feels busy or disconnected. Remember, our bathrooms are smaller, so cohesive design elements are essential.

A Fundamental Rule

One rule widely considered fundamental is limiting your choices to one pattern only.

So, for instance, if you choose a loud wallpaper for the wall in the powder room, you will want the rest of the design options to be closely related.

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Profile of a cream colored bathroom, complete with sink, mirror, and toilet.

The wallpaper in this bathroom has a simple print in black and white. If you notice, the toilet, sink, and flooring are all calm, neutral soft white.

The black is picked up on the baseboard and shelving, but overall, the pattern is left on the walls.

Green is the theme in this beautiful bathroom with brass faucets and fixtures

In this bathroom, a vibrant green tile has been chosen for the shower wall, and the cabinet bases match.

But if you notice, the flooring, walls, and countertop are all in shades of white and very light grey to leave the emphasis on the green.

Choosing Things That Relate Well Together

Master bathroom interior in new farmhouse style luxury home large mirror, shower, and bathtub

Of course, you won’t have an exact match because bathroom countertop material is typically not the same as flooring material. This is why we say they must relate to one another.

For instance, in this farmhouse-style master bathroom, the floors are gorgeous hardwood. Most homeowners will not choose a wooden bathroom countertop, so what should you choose?

In this case, the choice was a beautiful white quartz countertop that doesn’t compete with the flooring. Instead, it seamlessly blends into the decor.

Luxurious bathroom with natural stone black and white tiles and hexagonal tiles. Long sink and big bath space. Candle lens flare. Oval and rounded mirror

In this bathroom, the countertop and flooring do not match, but they relate to the overall design scheme. The charcoal tile was used for the large walk-in shadow, and a coordinating countertop was chosen for the sink.

White hexagonal tiles line the shower floor, and a non-patterned light grey graces the walls and the floors. The look ties together nicely in this contemporary bathroom.

What Not To Do

Luxurious bathroom with two sinks

This bathroom is pretty much a designer’s “don’t.” There are so many different colors and patterns going on that it gets a bit much for the eye.

If the designer had chosen simple creme-colored quartz or granite to pick up the floor tile colors and main shower tiles, the overall look would have been much more soothing. 

How Do I Match Countertops To My Floor?

Four foot vanity counter with sconce lights on each side of mirror

When matching countertops to floors, consider tones of color and style of decor. For instance, if you have hardwood floors in your bathroom, the wood will inevitably have a bit of graining.

Because wood floors are a real focal point, think about choosing a solid color countertop that matches the color of your wall paint and coordinates with your tile colors.

Or a lovely, barely colored piece of marble-like in the above photo works well, too.

Simple gray and white colors bring the brightness and cleanliness to the forefront

If you have tile floors, choose a countertop that works with the colors in the tile.

Here, gorgeous medium grey quartz is perfect with white cabinets, Carrera marble tile on the floor, and a bath surround. The color choices are all perfectly suited to each other.

Many home design centers at big stores like Lowes and Home Depot will have materials from the same manufacturer. See what these manufacturers recommend for an overall cohesive design look.

What Countertop Is Best For The Bathroom?

The bathroom is damp with steamy showers, baths, and sinks, so you need a watertight countertop.

Quartz is a great option because it’s low-maintenance and comes in many colors and styles, though it’s a bit pricey. Granite or quartzite is another excellent choice.

These natural stones are also low-maintenance and easy to clean, but minerals in your water can affect granite.

Tile is another good choice for a bathroom countertop, but to prevent water damage, you’ll need to keep your grout well-sealed and clean. We have a post on this here: How To Fill Gaps Between Tiles.

Butcher block countertops, while less common, offer a beautiful look. They require more maintenance to avoid water damage, but the effort can be worth it.

How Do I Choose Bathroom Countertop Color?

Luxury Bathroom with lots of light

If you’re working with an existing bathroom but want to change the countertop, look at your floor and shower tiles.

If they match, you can choose a different countertop as long as it complements the wall color.

Consider a solid quartz countertop and small shower tiles for a busy floor pattern. Match its color to the floor tile, wall paint, or shower tile to keep things cohesive.

We recommend taking either tile samples or good photographs when you pick out countertop material. This will help you look at color and pattern to find something that relates and is not too busy.

Counters And Flooring Should Work Together

Remember, as you start to put your bathroom together, think about things that relate well to each other.

If you’re worried about making a wrong decision, get help from the counter suppliers’ design consultants. They are well-versed in choosing great companions for your bathroom palette.

If you enjoyed this post here at HomeDecorBliss.com, please check out a few of our others that we think you’ll enjoy below:

10 Bathroom Flooring Alternatives To Tile

8 Awesome Ways to Decorate a Bathroom Countertop

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3 Comments

  1. We purchased white marbel tiles for our bathroom, what vanity top goes well with our white marble floors ?

  2. This is an interesting debate whether or not bathroom countertops should match the floor. Granite Countertops Edmonton For people who are in the process of making design decisions, your insights into the advantages and disadvantages offer a fair-minded viewpoint. It’s a well-considered piece that will surely assist homeowners in designing rooms that flow well together and look good.

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