What Are Bathroom Vanities Made Of?

Choosing your bathroom vanity and the material it’s made from is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in your bathroom renovation. But which material is best?

In this article, we’ll discuss some of the most common bathroom vanity materials and which one you should choose for your bathroom.

Common Bathroom Vanity Materials

These days, there are a few materials that are commonly used to construct bathroom vanities. We’ll take you through some of the benefits of each, as well as common materials for bathroom vanity sinks.

Bathroom Vanity Cabinets

Here are some of the most common materials used to construct bathroom vanity cabinets:

Particle Board or MDF

Particle board or MDF are two materials that are commonly used in bathroom vanities, despite the fact that they aren’t very waterproof. It’s a lot cheaper than other options, and, when used properly can make quite the statement in your bathroom renovation or extension.


Plywood is similar in nature to particle board and MDF. While it is water resistant (like the previous two materials), it is not completely waterproof so this is something you need to consider when opting for a vanity made from this type of material.

This is a very cost effective option for a lot of renovators. But you should be aware that while it is durable, it is not meant to last forever. Like the other cheaper options, it may degrade over time if not well looked after.

Solid Wood

Solid wood is a great option if you’re looking for something with a bit more luxury and you can afford something on the pricey side. It’s quite durable and much stronger than plywood, MDF or particle board so will probably last a lot longer.

Solid wood vanities are also available in a variety of options, particularly in terms of the type of wood you want to choose. Some of the most popular choices for wood vanities are:

  • Douglas fir
  • Maple
  • White or red oak
  • Teak
  • Mahogany
  • Birch

One thing you do have to be careful of is its ability to withstand heat and high humidity, and you will need to stain or paint the wood in order for it to retain its water resistance.


PVC bathroom vanities are your only option if you want a bathroom vanity that is completely waterproof. It’s very functional and you don’t have to worry about applying any additional waterproofing or following strict care instructions the way you do with other materials listed here.

Bathroom Vanity Sinks

Some of the more popular materials used for bathroom vanity sinks are as follows:

Marble or Granite

Nothing says luxury more than marble or granite bathroom vanity sinks and countertops. The options with this material are almost endless in terms of gradient and they are fairly easy to clean when you use the right equipment or formula.


Laminate is a great option if you’re more budget conscious. While it is quite durable and easy to clean, it will dent over time so you should be aware of that when making your choice.

At Builders Discount Warehouse, we have a vast selection of bathroom vanities and sinks or countertops from some of the best manufacturers in Australia. And the best part is that our warehouse pricing makes even the most high-end bathroom affordable.

To find the bathroom vanity of your dreams, visit us in-store or online today.


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