It doesn’t take an expert to know that bathroom countertops are just as important as kitchen countertops—the problem is that they don’t get nearly as much glory. But at KC Cabinetry & Stone, we make sure to give as much of the spotlight to bathroom countertops as we do to kitchen remodels.
Your family spends a significant amount of time in the bathroom, and it should be a comfortable place. Comfort means beauty for plenty of people, and the aesthetic of your bathroom should be something you’re proud of.
Whether you’re remodeling your entire bathroom or concentrating solely on a new vanity countertop, you’ve come to the right place. If you’re doing a full-scale remodel, the countertop is always the best place to start, so you can model the rest of the room around it. And of course, if you’re only replacing your bathroom sink countertops, that aspect is all you have to worry about.
Many of our customers feel overwhelmed when they start searching for a new countertop, but we’re here to take that stress away. In this article, we’ll briefly outline four of our favorite countertop materials to use in the bathroom in order to help you make a decision that you’re happy with.
Granite is a well-loved natural stone that has been a mainstay in bathrooms for years. Because it’s so popular, having it installed in your bathroom can increase the resale value of your home—not to mention the aesthetic value of your bathroom.
Granite is a great choice for the bathroom because of its heat resistance. While you shouldn’t necessarily make a practice of doing so, setting a hot hair straightener or curling iron on its surface won’t do any damage.
People also love granite in the bathroom because as long as it’s sealed, it will remain resistant to liquid. In the bathroom, where water is abundant, this is a great quality.
If you’re shooting for a sophisticated look, marble should be your top choice. While it’s a softer natural stone than granite, it still has impressive heat resistance and liquid resistance as long as you remember to seal it (and keep it sealed).
Another reason why marble is so coveted is the way it takes advantage of natural light and brightens up a space. Marble can make even the smallest bathroom seem more spacious and luxurious.
Quartzite is a natural stone that can mimic the aesthetics of marble but with half the maintenance. It’s extremely durable and tough and can withstand heat and liquids just as granite can—with a coat of sealant.
You definitely won’t have to worry about quartzite getting scratched; it is scratch resistant due to its hard surface. The best part? All you need is soap and water to keep it clean.
Unlike the first three materials, quartz countertops are man-made. The base of this material is composed of natural quartz, but because of the polymers and resins that seal its pores, it is a nonporous, liquid-resistant, and bacteria-resistant material.
One thing to be wary of about quartz is the fact that it doesn’t have the same heat resistance that natural stones do. You should always exercise caution when handling hot tools around this material because it is prone to scorching.
At KC Cabinetry & Stone, we are the experts on bathroom remodels. To get started on your project, drop us a line today.