When you’re remodeling your bathroom, it’s important you have a durable countertop that not only looks good doing its job, but does its job well. The Bath Haus has identified the pros and cons of the most basic bathroom countertop options to help make your decision easier.
Granite Countertops Last a Lifetime
Granite countertops are a premier choice for many bathrooms. With a variety of natural stones and endless colors, you’re destined to find one that speaks to you and will fit your bathroom remodeling project. This type of countertop is impervious to humidity and moisture and lasts just about forever. Granite is a high quality product that adds value to your home. You’re investing in your bathroom when you choose granite, it lasts a lifetime, and requires next to no maintenance – so your money is being put to good use.
Quartz: The Toughest Countertop Yet
Who knew there was a bathroom countertop material tougher than granite? Quartz is one of the hardest minerals there is and almost every type of stone contains some percentage of this material. Quartz is a good material for a bathroom countertop because it doesn’t require sealing and it’s unaffected by moisture – plus it’s stain and bacteria resistant. This material is similar in cost to granite and marble, so it really comes down to personal preference in the end.
Laminate Countertops – Affordable & Modern
Modern technology has allowed laminate countertops to transform drastically from the 1960s and 70s with over the top visible seams to now an easy to care for product that mimics realistic stone and wood-like finishes. Laminate countertops are extremely affordable when compared to other countertop options and can be a great addition to almost any bathroom remodeling project.
Tile Countertops Accent Your Bathroom
Accent your bathroom countertop with a ceramic tile. Glazed ceramic tiles are resistant to heat, stains, scratches, and moisture. They also have a warming and welcoming effect on bathrooms. Tile countertops are affordable and you’re given the option to customize your space with tile patterns during initialization. A huge advantage of tile is if one piece gets damaged, you’re able to replace the individual broken piece instead of replacing the entire countertop. A disadvantage to tile countertops is the grout lines, which will need some maintenance to keep them looking clean.
Marble Countertops – Rare & Beautiful
Marble countertops used to always be associated with wealth and elegance, and they still are, but now, thanks to improved production, they are more affordable. Marble is a crystalline form of limestone. Marble countertops are long lasting and can resist most chips and dents. Marble can be polished for a shine or can be honed for a matte look, meaning it’s able to fit almost any bathroom style. Don’t rule out marble countertops due to the price. Talk to your contractor/service professional and see if you can fit it into your bathroom remodeling budget.
Concrete Countertops - Durable and Modern
Yes, you can have concrete countertops. If you are looking for a durable and reasonably priced option, concrete countertops can be a great for your bathroom remodeling project. Concrete countertops come in a variety of colors and can be finished with a variety of sheens, styles, and treatments. Concrete countertops are low maintenance and easy to clean.