Wondering What to Use for Your Bathroom Countertops? Read This.

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Even though bathroom countertops commonly take the back seat to kitchen countertops, their importance should not be understated. If there were no bathroom sink countertops, there would be no place to put your soaps, toothbrushes, hairbrushes, toiletries, and so much more. The bathroom would be a much less friendly place without them.

Because they’re so essential, we want to help our customers put more thought into replacing their bathroom countertops. While it’s true that these surfaces don’t need to be able to sustain the wear and tear that kitchen countertops do, they still require a certain degree of durability. The bathroom is a wet and muggy place, after all, and that’s something to keep in mind as you’re shopping for a vanity countertop.

Having an updated bathroom countertop can also help your house perform on the selling market too. Buyers are looking for stone countertops, so if you have a new one installed, it could raise the resale value of your home. There are wins around every corner.

In this article, we’ll help you decide which countertop material is right for your bathroom by listing three of our favorites and detailing the pros and cons of each.

Quartz

Quartz is our beloved engineered stone countertop. It does not qualify as a natural stone because while its base is composed of natural quartz, there are additives included that seal its pores and qualify it as a man-made material. These additives are called polymers and resins, and since they seal the pores of quartz, they transform it into a nonporous material that never needs to be sealed.

Pros:

  • Quartz is very tough and durable.
  • It never needs to be sealed.
  • It’s inherently resistant to moisture, stains, bacteria, and germs—a big asset for the bathroom.
  • There are plenty of colorations and patterns to choose from.
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Cons:

  • It can get expensive.
  • It’s not as heat resistant as natural stones.
  • Textured and honed finishes will show fingerprints

 

Marble

For many people, marble is the height of sophistication. This is a stone that has been popular for many years—it is a timeless and classic stone. It blends well with bathrooms of almost any style, and over the years it has become more affordable and widely available. Every marble slab is unique, and there is a wide variety of veining patterns to choose from.

Pros:

  • It lasts a very long time.
  • It does not easily chip.
  • You have finish options.
  • It looks great in all sorts of bathroom styles.
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Cons:

  • It needs to be resealed periodically.
  • It is vulnerable to stains, scratches, and etching.

 

Granite

Granite is one of the most popular choices of natural stone countertops. People love it in their kitchens and their bathrooms alike. This igneous stone is created under high heat and pressure within the earth’s surface and comes in many interesting patterns.

Pros:

  • Patterns range from subtle to bold to anything in between.
  • It’s resistant to heat and scratches.
  • It doesn’t require much maintenance.
  • It lasts for a very long time.
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Cons:

  • It must be resealed periodically
  • It’s vulnerable to chipping if a heavy object is dropped.
  • It’s a heavy material that must be installed by the pros.

 

Choosing Your Bathroom Countertop

As you can see, there are many standout choices of bathroom countertops. For help choosing which one is right for you, get in touch with Affordable Quality Marble & Granite today at (803) 642-5416.

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