How to Choose the Best Countertop for Your Bathroom
No matter if you are renovating or building a new home, choosing the right countertops for your bathroom should reflect your style and mesh seamlessly with how you live.
There are several questions you should consider in order to ascertain the best fitting new bathroom countertops for you.
- What type of bathroom is it? (powder, master, children’s, shared)
- How many people will be using the bathroom?
- What appliances are used?
- How much surface space is needed?
There are a variety of options to chose from when considering bathroom countertops. Let’s take a closer look at the most popular materials and why people choose them.
Granite and marble are both attractive, high quality materials. Not only will this increase the value of your home, it will give your new bathroom a great looking and incredibly durable surface that can withstand heat with little wear.
Granite is generally stain and scratch resistant while marble can pickup etching or scratches, so it’s important to consider hair and makeup products and devices being used. Maintenance for granite and marble surfaces should include routine sealant applications.
Quartz is highly durable and requires little maintenance. Quartz based countertops can also withstand high-heat appliances including curling irons, and scratches are easily repaired.
Laminate is a popular choice with homeowners due to it’s versatility. Available in a wide range of finishes, this cost effective material is water resistant and generally stain proof. Unfortunate disadvantages of laminate include the possibility of dulling, dents, and even burns.
Wood gives the room an organic and warm feel. However, this is a highly porous surface which makes it susceptible to rot and water damage. Any wood bathroom countertop should be well sealed and regularly maintained in order to protect the countertop.
Tile has the ability to stand up to high traffic and use. With infinite possibilities in color, finish, and patterns that can be created, tile has gained momentum as an accent or feature material as well. Maintenance of grout line cleanliness is one drawback.
THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR YOUR LIFE
Once a better idea of the specific needs of the project, intended use, and lifestyle factors are compiled, the decision on which material to choose for your new bathroom counter will be much easier. STONE’s team of consultants is skilled and experienced in assessing client’s needs and presenting viable options for a bathroom countertop project.
If you have made the decision to update your bath, let us help you to realize the vision. Appointments can be made via the button below or by calling our Lobdell showroom at 225. 663.6845 or the Airline location at 225.293.2225.