Prefabricated Versus Pre-cut: What’s the Difference?



If you’ve looked around for vanity tops for your bathroom, you may have discovered that there are a variety of options (beyond materials) to choose from. There are custom slabs, prefabricated, pre-cut (also called “cut out”), and integrated vanity tops. There’s often confusion on the difference between prefabricated vanity tops versus pre-cut, so here’s an overview to help you decide which type would be best for your home.

At Artistic Stone, we offer prefabricated countertops for vanity tops. These are stone slabs that come with the countertop edging already applied, but the sink and faucet holes aren’t cut out ahead of time. This gives you more customization options, as you’re not limited to a specific counter size and we can work with you on the sink design. Our prefabricated countertops are the same quality you would find with a custom slab, but they are less expensive (often by 30-40%) because there is less labor involved.

Pre-cut vanity tops come with the area for the sink and faucet already cut-out. They need to be used with the sinks from the manufacturer. These are mostly used for smaller vanities (30”, 36” or 48”) and the sink location is only in the middle. We do not carry pre-cut vanity tops.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about our prefabricated or custom countertops, please feel free to contact us or visit one of our showrooms!


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