When you are ready to remodel your bathroom, there are many decisions you will need to make. One of the decisions is what material to use for the countertop. There are many materials that bathroom countertops can be made from. Some of the factors that should influence your decision include maintenance, wear, how long you plan on staying in the house, style, and your budget. Here are a few common materials used for countertops and a bit of information about each one.
Granite is one of the top choices for bathroom countertops. It is a natural stone, so it does require more care than laminate and tile surfaces. However, it is beautiful and adds more value than these options. Granite is typically cheaper than other natural stone options, such as marble and quartz, which is why it appeals to so many different homeowners. If you love the look of natural stone but do not have a high-end budget, granite may be perfect for you.
Marble is another popular choice for bathrooms. Marble countertops have a high-end look and price tag to them. But the benefit is that they have a classic look to them that never goes out of style. If you want to remodel your bathroom and ensure it will look timeless for decades to come, marble may be a great option.
Solid surface countertops, such as Corian, Gibraltar, Formica Solid Surfacing and Staron, are gaining in popularity. These surfaces are extremely hard and durable. They also are naturally resistant to bacteria, water, and stains which is perfect for the bathroom. Solid surfaces come in a wide array of colors, ensuring there is a color to match the look of your bathroom. This option is also typically cheaper than natural stone countertops.
Laminate countertops are inexpensive and easy to clean. They also come in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Unfortunately, though, they do not last as long as other types of countertop options. If you are looking to remodel on a tight budget or are looking to install a countertop in a rental home, laminate countertops may be ideal.
Tile countertops are another inexpensive bathroom countertop option. Tiles are fairly cheap, and you can create different patterns and designs with the tiles. However, tiles need to be cleaned and have their grout cleaned as well, which can be time-consuming.
The final countertop option you may want to consider when remodeling your bathroom is quartz. Quartz is another natural stone countertop. But unlike other options, quartz is relatively hard and naturally resistant to water, stains, and bacteria. This makes it perfect in the bathroom, for those who can afford the high-end price tag.
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