Granite is often used for bathroom projects; however, marble remains the favorite due to its distinctive appearance. It has a very unique, less coarsely grained structure, which offers a subtle and idle feel. Depending on the color chosen, marble will suit both a traditional, elegant design as it will a contemporary and modern one.
Onyx is often used in baroque and old world style bathrooms, as its' inimitable veining, and exquisite colors provide an elaborate antique façade.
For a more modern look travertine, limestone, Durango and slate are often used. These usually have a more unadorned appearance, with less color variations within a piece. Durango, slate, travertine and limestone usually have a duller-appearing surface, even when polished, than do other stones. All can be honed for the ultimate luster-free surface.