Natural stone is a beautiful and versatile material and can even be handcrafted into different shapes.

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Q: We’re thinking of installing a natural stone sink in our new bathroom. Before we make our final decision, we need more information. What type of stone is normally used to make stone bathroom sinks, and can artistic accents be added? Also, are special faucets needed for these sinks?

A: Natural stone is a beautiful material that is usually available in a vessel-style bathroom sink. Popular choices include marble and limestone.

Stone is a very versatile material and can be handcrafted into different shapes. It can even be etched to create special designs and textures.

If you choose a vessel-type stone sink, you’ll typically need to install either a tall countertop faucet or a wall-mounted one.

Stone sinks are high-end items, so you should price them upfront so your bathroom budget doesn’t hit rock bottom later.


Ed Del Grande is a master plumber and contractor and is the author of the book “Ed Del Grande’s House Call.” Send questions to