Master Bathroom

And The Winner For Our Bathroom Quartz Countertops Is…

Vicostone Elysian.

I read every single one of your comments on yesterday’s post (including Facebook comments), and I was surprised at how many of you preferred Elysian. And while I didn’t actually tally up the votes, I’m pretty sure Elysian was the crowd favorite.

I chose this one for the exact reason so many of you mentioned. The others looked too much like I was trying to match the floor and missed. This light gray looks like an intentional design choice that was made to coordinate while not intending to match.

And I love how it looks with the walnut wood of the vanities and storage cabinet.

I forgot to add pictures of the samples with the sink in yesterday’s post, so here’s a view of the Elysian with the sink, which has a soft matte white finish. The Elysian was definitely my favorite with the sink.

A couple of you mentioned the backsplash tile. I personally love it, but I’m not married to it. Quite honestly, if I were to find something else that I love in the next few days, I wouldn’t have any problem changing course on that decision. But I do love this glass tile. The Elysian was my favorite with the glass tile because I really like the contrast, and I love the white glass tile with the other white features in the room, like the bathtub (which is very central in the room), the shower tiles, etc.

Here’s the funny thing. I had never heard of the brand name Vicostone before, so when this light gray Vicostone Elysian turned out to be my quartz of choice, I thought, “Oh good! That means it’ll probably cost less than the other brands with names that I know!

Well, I think I may have chosen the most expensive one. I don’t know that for sure yet. The woman I’m working with at the local countertop place is supposed to get back with me today with pricing. But I did find the Vicostone Elysian listed on this PDF as a Level 9 quartz. Yikes! In fact, both of the Vicostone quartz colors that I chose are listed as Level 9, while both of the Corian quartz colors that I was considering are Level 4. I’m hoping for better news from the local place, but I’m bracing for a ridiculously high price tag.

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    Di
    September 8, 2022 at 11:21 am

    Kristi, my choice too but I didn’t get around to posting a comment. The other choices aren’t bad but I think you have picked a winner. That little bit of brown is great with the walnut.

    Fingers crossed that it’s not as expensive as you fear. If it is, it’ll be worth it though! The back-splash tiles aren’t singing to me, but then it’s you they have to sing to.

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    Valeria C McDonald
    September 8, 2022 at 11:30 am

    Kristi, have you considered using the quartz as your backsplash? You’ll be buying an entire slab for the countertops but not using it all. You’ll probably have more than enough to complete the backsplash eliminating the need to buy & set tile. I recently replaced the builder’s grade granite in my kitchen. After determining I had to buy two slabs I used part of the second slab (the first was the 5×8 island) for my backsplash behind my 9’+ sink countertop run. I love the cohesiveness it gives me. This is especially important as the backsplash behind my stove is brick (which I love) but I didn’t want to bring a third element into the area.

    It’s all coming together great. I’m amazed and impressed at the projects you tackle.

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      DWF
      September 8, 2022 at 12:19 pm

      I think she is carrying that strip around the whole room above the wainscoting and not doing a separate backsplash above each vanity.

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      Denise
      September 10, 2022 at 2:48 pm

      Obviously, budget is very important, but the extra cost will be worth it. You’ve put too much time, money, blood, sweat and tears to not get the countertop you love. You will be using the bathroom for many many years; so you need to love it.

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    Trish
    September 8, 2022 at 11:47 am

    When we did the quartz countertops in our bathroom, we went with a remnant, which helped reduce the cost. Since your countertops are relatively small, that might be an option for you and save a few bucks.

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    DWF
    September 8, 2022 at 12:18 pm

    Haha. You must have good taste since it’s expensive!

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    Vicki
    September 8, 2022 at 2:05 pm

    All your hard work, I hope you get the countertop you truly love ❤️

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    MissMehndi
    September 8, 2022 at 2:53 pm

    Usually, when I’m given a choice of things, I inadvertently pick the most expensive thing. I voted for Elysian…go figure…LOL

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    Joan Hornung
    September 8, 2022 at 3:11 pm

    I’m happy that is your choice too…I think it will look SO nice, and I loved the contrast. Of course it is higher level…I rarely pick anything else. Our tastes are expensive – can’t be helped. Sometimes you splurge, sometimes you don’t. This is going to worth it, and will look wonderful! We also did some extra things with the Granite slabs we had to get for our large kitchen…a base shelf in a niche, and a large window sill, all in the eat-in-kitchen area as well. It looks so nice! It only cost extra for the shaping of those pieces…we already had paid for the slab. It’s coming around the bend now!

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    Rebecca B
    September 8, 2022 at 3:55 pm

    Oh Wow! Cost is always a factor! I sure hope the extra 5 levels are worth the money and it’s not just the color. Hopefully some durable quality. 😳

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    Deb
    September 8, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    I love the glass tiles–it’s the shape that seems too busy, maybe a slightly larger tile shape?

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    Lauranette
    September 8, 2022 at 6:22 pm

    You will be happy not using Corian. I like your pick.

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    Michele
    September 9, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    I’m late for the voting but this was my choice too! It compliments rather than competes with the floor tile, it’s pattern mirrors the rounds in the backsplash, the color is rich, and it’s polished which I love on bathroom countertops. It’s going to look beautiful!

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    Guerrina
    September 11, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Well, now I understand why the backsplash tile was throwing me off! It looked clear rather than white on my screen!