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A Guide for Choosing Bathroom Countertop Material

Cheryl Mascarenhas Apr 14, 2019
Give your bathroom a makeover by changing the countertop. Here we will help you in selecting the right bathroom countertop materials.
When you select a countertop material, remember to consider the style of your bathroom, your family's lifestyle, and your cleaning preferences.
A good countertop is an essential feature of a kitchen and a bathroom. Unlike a heavy-duty kitchen counter that has to survive a daily dose of knives, rolling pins, cookie cutters, and hot baking trays, a bathroom countertop can be custom-made to suit your personal style. Your bathroom countertop can make a statement while still being of practical use.
A little thought while remodeling your home and bathroom in particular will go a long way in deciding the look and feel of your home. It's time you lend your bathroom an attitude of its own with a statement-making countertop. Remember, the bathroom countertop will have to hold up to residue from your soaps, spilled toiletries, and steamy showers.
And that is why, the countertop ought to be durable, stain-resistant, and most importantly, non-porous. While choosing the material to suit your home, do take into consideration its size, thickness, and resistance to breakage. You definitely do not want a bathroom countertop that will give way within a matter of time.

Stain-resistant Granite

Granite countertops are not just long-lasting but also highly stain-resistant, giving you a high-end bathroom.
Granite is, by far, the most durable and easiest to maintain natural material that is preferred for countertops. You can choose from an infinite variety of styles and colors, ranging from glossy to matte finish, and from solid to speckled to suit the desired bathroom style.
Choose it for a look of luxury that will complement any décor.

Classical Marble

Essentially slabs of metamorphic rocks, marble countertops are not only waterproof but also heat-resistant, making it a popular choice with most homeowners. Although marble is porous and can eventually trap dirt and germs, they can be used to enhance the beauty and elegance of your bathroom and kitchen.
Choose it to accentuate your bathroom along with other types of countertops.

Synthetic Quartz

Easy to clean and durable, manufactured quartz countertops are one of your best bets for your bathroom.
Synthetic Quartz not only imitates the look of granite or marble, but is relatively more resistant to scratching and staining. It is made of 90 percent quartz particles, giving you a variety of colors and thicknesses to choose from.

Choose it for its ability to not chip and crack as easily as granite does, and because it requires less maintenance.

Versatile Tiles

They can be colorful, they have immense variety, and they are relatively cheaper than natural stone and quartz countertops. In addition to that, tiles come in a variety of sizes, thus, reducing the amount of time and effort needed to install them. You can choose from a variety of porcelain or ceramic tiles to do up your bathroom.
Choose it to achieve a timeless look in your bathroom.

Hypoallergenic Solid Surfaces

Nonporous, synthetic countertops are one of the most popular choices of most homeowners. This is partly because it is easy to maintain and can be molded to fit any design specification, and mainly because it is very hard and durable.
Choose it for a seamless, custom-made look in the bathroom or kitchen.

Dressy Laminates

You can never go wrong with a laminate when it comes to remodeling your home. Made from paper and acrylics or from bonded layers of plastic, laminate countertops come in a wide range of colors, designs, and texture that allow you to be creative. It is durable, nonporous, and easy to clean, thus, making it a hot favorite for doing up bathroom countertops.
Choose it for an economical bathroom that is easy to maintain.

Long-lasting Concrete

Concrete is durable, long-lasting, and can be molded into any shape and size, thus, allowing you to have a custom-built countertop of your own. You can even experiment with different dyes to match the décor and style of your home. Once installed, it can withstand heat, and if sealed properly, it limits the amount of stains and bacterial growth.
Choose it for a modern, clean, understated look in your bathroom.

Unique Glass

Recycled glass countertops are nothing but pieces of glass held together with a cement binder that make them durable and strong. They are non-porous, making them easier to maintain; besides, each slab of recycled glass countertop is a unique creation.
Choose it to make a green choice, and lend color to an otherwise drab bathroom.

Unprecedented Wood

Redeemed or reclaimed wood countertops are known to lend character and warmth to the room décor. Redeemed wood, although an expensive alternative, is durable and can sustain well even at high temperature. However, it requires regular sealing to keep it from bacteria and the wood from rotting.
Choose it for an eco-friendly option that makes your bathroom naturally appealing.

Get Samples

Before you head to the store and make your purchase, do not forget to order samples of all the available countertops. By doing so, you will be able to decide on the look that you want to achieve in your bathroom.
Do ensure to check the quality and the subsequent price for each of these countertops before making a purchase. You won't be changing your bathroom countertop on a regular basis, which is why you need to proceed with utmost caution.