When it comes time to remodel your bathroom, the countertops are the place to start. This way, you can make sure that the rest of the room revolves around their color scheme—and that no design elements will clash.
Replacing bathroom countertops is an exciting task, but it can be daunting too. There are so many options to choose from, and if you’re not sure which one suits your lifestyle best, the variety of choices can be overwhelming.
At Affordable Quality Marble & Granite, we want your bathroom sink countertops to turn out exactly the way you imagined—but through a process that is smooth and breezy.
While it’s common that kitchen countertops get the lion’s share of the glory in home remodels, we know that bathroom countertops are just as important. After all, following the kitchen, the bathroom is where your family spends the most time. This is why the room should be beautiful, welcoming, and pleasant—and the best way to ensure that is by installing a gorgeous vanity countertop.
In this article, we’ll go over our three favorite options for bathroom countertops, including details surrounding the materials, so you can decide which one works best for you.
What people love about granite is the fact that, when it’s sealed, it is impervious to germs and bacteria, making it an ultra-hygienic surface. And not only that, but it also stands strong against heat, liquids, stains, and spills.
Because granite is a porous natural stone, it needs to be sealed and resealed periodically in order to create a nonporous surface.
Buyers are looking for granite, so if it is installed in your bathroom, it could easily raise the resale value of your home both now and in the future.
If you love the bright, crisp, and clean aesthetic, marble is a wonderful choice. This luminous stone has the ability to brighten almost any room because of how it takes advantage of natural light.
Marble does call for a bit more maintenance because it is a softer stone. Because of its soft nature, it is vulnerable to damage from acids—meaning you should never use acidic cleaners, as this could cause etching and stains.
Much like granite, marble is heat resistant. This is a great quality for a bathroom countertop because hot styling tools are commonly used in this room of the house. It is very unlikely that your marble will scorch if you set a hot tool on its surface.
Quartz is our engineered stone, and if you’re someone who enjoys the uniform, seamless look, then you’re going to love it. Quartz countertops are made of 90 percent quartz and 10 percent polymers and resins, and these additives seal the pores of natural quartz to create the nonporous material that makes up these countertops. This nonporous surface never needs to be sealed, and it also is not friendly to germs or bacteria.
Be careful with hot items with quartz countertops; the resins in their composition do not hold up well against heat. It’s important to put something between the hot tool and the countertop. Other than that, quartz countertops are extremely durable and can last for generations.
After learning about the bathroom countertop options that we stock, we hope you can more easily decide which one will work best for your remodel. If you need further assistance making this choice, don’t hesitate to give Affordable Marble & Granite a call at (803) 642-5416.