Bathroom countertops come in many shapes and sizes. It is one of those items that every homeowner needs to have in his or her home. A bathroom vanity allows you to easily organize everything that goes inside your bathroom, including towels, toiletries, soap, toothbrushes, razors, etc.
BATHROOM COUNTERTOP DESIGNS
Choosing the right Countertop
Think about where you plan to keep the countertop. Is it going to be placed near the sink or under the vanity? Are you planning on keeping it in the same room as the tub/shower? These decisions will affect the type of material you choose.
Granite, marble & Quartzite are all natural stones, while engineered stone like Quartz is manmade. There are some differences among these materials. For example, granite is typically sealed by the fabricator with a clear coat that protects against staining and scratching. Quartz when it is made & sealed, is protected by a thin layer of resin that will protect it from most stains and wear and tear.
The type of material you select depends on what you want out of your countertop. Talk with Custom Stone Creations to discuss what options will be best for you.
Things to Consider when Choosing a Bathroom Countertop
Aside from the budget, here are some factors to consider when choosing the right material for your bathroom countertop:
You’ll want to determine whether you just need a place to store toiletries or something more substantial. If you plan on having guests over frequently, you’ll probably need a sturdy surface that won’t chip easily.
The right countertop can significantly improve the appearance of your bathroom, provide the countertop space needed and make the bathroom cleanup a breeze.
The size of your bathroom determines how big your bathroom countertop should be. If you have a small bathroom, choose a smaller bathroom vanity to avoid crowding your space.
Countertops can be made from many different materials. Marble, Granite, Quartzite, Quartz and porcelain are some popular options.
Best Materials for a Countertop
Granite is a hard, durable, dense stone. It’s used most often in kitchens because it holds up against wears & tears better than many other stones. But granite isn’t just for kitchens anymore; it’s becoming increasingly popular in bathrooms, fireplace surrounds, shower walls and much more. Natural variations in color and pattern are common in granites, and some even contain quartz crystals.
Quartz is an engineered stone from combining ground-up quartz stone with super-tough resins and attractive pigments. Quartz colors and patterns are virtually endless, and this engineered stone is stronger than natural stone. In addition, no regular sealing is necessary after installing quartz countertops.
However, engineered quartz is less heat resistant than most natural stone types, so keep this fact in mind if you frequently use heated hair styling tools.
Porcelain tile is another popular option. Like stone, porcelain comes in many different patterns. Unlike stone, however, porcelain does not require sealing. It’s easy to care for, making it ideal for many areas of the home. Because it requires no maintenance, porcelain is often used in high-traffic areas such as kitchens and laundry rooms.
It is also great for fireplace surrounds and shower walls.
When choosing a countertop here are a few things to consider:
What style of bathroom countertops do you prefer? Do you like contemporary bathrooms or traditional ones? Contemporary looks are sleek and modern, while traditional bathroom countertops vanities feature a more classic design. Both types of countertops work well in any type of bathroom depending on your personal needs and preference.
Countertop weight varies widely depending on the type of stone used and whether it’s solid or hollow. Many options come pre-cut, but cutting the holes for the sink, faucet, and waste disposal can be tricky. And even if you’re installing a simple slab, there are still decisions to be made about where to install the pipes and drains.
The easiest way to find out if DIYing a project is feasible is to call around and ask questions. You might be surprised at how much work goes into a small job.
If you’re looking for green bathroom countertops, there are plenty of options out there. But choosing one that’s environmentally friendly isn’t just about being eco-conscious; it’s also about making sure it won’t negatively affect the job you want to be done. It’s best to pick something that’s not too difficult to install and find a contractor that has expertise on the job.
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