When remodeling you only want the best for your home, why should your bathroom countertops be any exception?
When searching for the right countertops for your bathroom there are a number of factors to consider, including durability, style, water resistance, and more. Keep reading to find out which five materials we think have it all.
What Should You Look for in Bathroom Countertops?
The bathroom is a moist, high traffic, high germ area, which means whatever countertops you choose will need to be durable, moisture resistant, and able to withstand frequent cleanings. This knocks wood, laminate, and tile countertops out of the running for their ability to absorb moisture and cling on to germs. But what options does that leave behind?
Marble has a timeless elegance that could make it the perfect long-standing countertop for your bathroom. Marble is also heat-resistant, meaning that you don’t have to worry about accidentally damaging it with a stray curling iron. Marble can be prone to staining, so it’s important to seal it and clean it regularly to prevent any discoloration.
Quartz is naturally antimicrobial, making it ideal for a high traffic area like the bathroom. It comes in a wide variety of colors and styles so you can match the decor of your bathroom perfectly, and it’s highly durable.
Limestone gives a luxurious spa-like feel to any space. It is made up of calcium carbonate, and sometimes contains fossils which could add a cool touch to your counter. Limestone comes in a variety of colors, and like marble it needs to be sealed and cleaned regularly to stay in pristine condition.
Solid surface countertops are made out of synthetic resins and particles and are made to look like other materials such as granite and quartz. The biggest benefit of solid surface is that it’s cost effective, durable, and easy to clean and repair. However, solid surface countertops aren’t heat resistant so you’ll have to be careful with your hot tools.
Granite is considered the most elegant countertop material available on the market, which is why it tops our list as the material that produces the best bathroom countertops. It comes at a high price-point, but the fact that it is incredibly beautiful as well as one of the most durable materials available makes buying granite money well spent. Granite has a multi-faceted sparkle under natural light from the quartz, mica, and feldspar trapped within it, so if you’re set on granite countertops consider adding a window to your bathroom so the granite can really shine.
Contact Mountain States Kitchen & BathIf you’re in need of new bathroom countertops get expert help. Contact Mountain States Kitchen & Bath today for a free quote, we specialize in countertops of all materials including marble, quartz, limestone, solid surface, and granite, so we will be able to meet whatever your needs may be. We serve Utah County and surrounding areas, such as American Fork, Lehi, and Provo, and would be happy to install a bathroom countertop for you in order to make your space truly your own.