Bathroom sink countertops are the jack of all trades when it comes to holding your toiletries and other washroom needs. They are a great place to keep skincare items, soaps and shampoos, and heating and styling tools for your hair. A vanity countertop is a place where everything you need is available—and a part of your bathroom that gives the space its shine.
Bathroom countertops are known for brightening up a bathroom and turning a dull space into something that’s appealing to the eye. Replacing old and dingy bathroom countertops with something modern doesn’t just increase the visual appeal of the bathroom either. It can also increase the resale value of your home as a whole. It’s a great investment that will return just as much as you put into it, if not more.
In this article, we’ll go over our three favorite materials to use for bathroom countertops and the pros and cons of each.
Quartz countertops are made of engineered stone, meaning that there are certain additives included (polymers and resins) that make them a bit less than natural. Just because they don’t qualify as natural stones doesn’t mean they’re of any less quality, though.
The additives create a nonporous surface for quartz countertops, meaning you never have to seal them.
- It’s a very tough stone.
- It doesn’t require sealing.
- It’s resistant to moisture, stains, and bacteria.
- There are all sorts of patterns, colorations, and edge profiles to choose from.
- It doesn’t fit in everyone’s budget.
- Honed and textured finishes will show fingerprints (but these marks can be easily wiped away).
Marble gives off an air of sophistication, which is a great look for the bathroom. Since marble has become more widely available, its price point has gone down, and it’s more affordable for the everyday person who wants a classy bathroom. There are tons of color variations for marble slabs, and each one is unique.
- It’s long lasting.
- It doesn’t chip or dent easily.
- It can be polished for a high shine, or honed for a matte finish.
- It’s adaptable to all sorts of bathroom styles.
- It’s somewhat vulnerable to stains, scratches, and etching.
- It needs to be periodically resealed, as it is a porous stone.
Granite is an extremely popular choice for bathroom countertops because it’s durable, versatile, and easy on the eyes. There is also plenty of variation when it comes to choosing a slab.
- There are tons of patterns, ranging from subtle to bold.
- It’s very durable and scratch resistant.
- It requires minimal upkeep.
- It’s heat resistant.
- It’s long lasting.
- It needs regular resealing.
- It may chip if a heavy object is dropped on it.
- It’s a very weighty material that professionals must install.
Your Bathroom Countertop
Your bathroom countertop is just as important as the one in your kitchen. To talk more about your project, get in touch with us at WS Granite Tops.