Homeowners have many decisions to make when it comes to remodeling their bathrooms. One of the biggest is choosing the right material for their bathroom counters. When choosing the best material, homeowners should consider budget, durability, aesthetics, cleaning, maintenance, and resale value.
The best material for bathroom counters is granite. The popular natural stone holds up to the test of time and gives a beautiful, finished look to a bathroom remodel. It’s a strong stone that holds up against dents and scratches. It’s also relatively easy to clean. However, it is a porous stone. Therefore, sealing should be done as part of yearly maintenance to preserve its anti-stain and anti-microbial integrity.
Quartz is another popular option for bathroom countertops. It comes in a close second to granite for many homeowners and is available in many colors and patterns. The man-made stone is more durable than granite, and its pores are sealed by resin cement-based binders. However, seams are often very noticeable in quartz countertops.
Marble is the ultimate material for bathroom counters. The stone has bold veins and a touch of elegance, but the gorgeous stone is softer and has a lower stain resistance than granite. Unfortunately, the softness makes it susceptible to dents and scratches, but an annual sealing will improve its anti-stain and antibacterial properties.
Another man-made material is solid surface bathroom counters. The stone is a mix of quartz, crushed minerals, and acrylic polymer. It comes in many different designs and colors, much like quartz. These countertops are low-maintenance, easy to clean, and resist scratches and dents.
Not sure what material you would like for your bathroom counter? Come into our showroom to take a look at the options!