When it comes to choosing a kitchen countertop, functionality might be the most important factor to consider for many people. Functionality for bathroom countertops is important too but bathroom surfaces normally don’t take the beating and the pounding that kitchen countertops do. You are free to welcome appearance above all-else with your bathroom unlike kitchen countertops which need to be more functional. For instance, marble surface is attractive in the bathroom, but it wouldn’t be tough enough for a kitchen.
The great thing about bathroom countertops is that they are generally custom-made so you have your own options when it comes to style and design. Bathroom countertops can be fashionable and still be practical by allocating additional workspace. Appearance is not the only thing that needs to be considered, you should be thinking of it its price and maintenance. Here are some tips and guidelines on choosing what bathroom surface you should explore.
Granite and Marble
Granite is your high-end choice for bathrooms. Stain-resistant and heavy-duty granite top has been the most durable and easiest to maintain. It will not only give the vanity top a rich and sleek look but you can be assured that its functionality is incomparable. You can find affordable granite surface that is available in the market today and you don’t have to spend a large amount for this feature. Be advised that marble stains easily than granite. If you want a surface that can handle heat and wear then go for granite.
A solid surface is made of quartzite materials that are very durable and low-maintenance. This mimics the look of a granite or marble surface but the best part about it is it is even more resistant to scratches and stains. You can easily buffed out the scratches with a fine-grade sandpaper and can handle high heat. The cost of a solid surface is comparable to granite and marble.
If you want a low-cost one that looks like solid surface or granite, laminate is your go-to choice material. Just be careful with this, although it stands up to water and stains, it will burn, look somber, and dent. Many homeowners consider laminate as their go-to surface for bathroom remodel. It’s a good choice for basic bathroom makeovers and is fairly easy to install.
Porcelain tiles are more durable than granite and about a third of the price. But most homeowners often complain about the need for regular maintenance and cleaning of the grout. This the downside of tiles, grout lines unavoidably trap gunk. The gunk from the tiles can be easily removed with any household detergent. This surface is worth considering.
This kind of countertop should be sealed because its surfaces can penetrate water easily and leads to decay and rot. This is the main problem where sinks and faucet are installed. However, some people like to use this surface as it invites and adds a touch of organic look counter that can’t be achieved by any other countertop material. If you really appreciate the lovely look of wood then be ready to spend more time to clean and maintain them.
Ivandrea Ollero is a daytime writer for Plasman UK. Ivandrea writes tips and guides for homeowners who want to improve the tone of their kitchen and bathroom.