Tips on Choosing a Bathroom Countertop
Whether you are remodeling or designing a new home, the countertops you pick for your bathrooms are not a decision that should be made too quickly or emotionally. Your vanity top plays two critical roles: serving as a work surface and offering a focal point for your cabinetry.
How to Choose a Bathroom Countertop
There are numerous materials to choose from when it comes to a bathroom counter. To help narrow down your choices, you will need to consider what it is you are looking for in terms of style, durability and of course, price.
To compare the choices, here are a few things to help you narrow down the list:
- Material - There are numerous materials used to create bathroom countertops; from tile to quartz to laminate or even wood. Some materials are more durable than others, but those materials also come at a higher cost.
- Durability and Practicality - Your bathroom countertop needs to be extremely durable. Every day it must stand up to water, cosmetics, soaps and frequent daily use, almost more than your kitchen countertop. If you are planning a low use spare bathroom, you can use a less durable countertop finish than a bathroom that will be exposed to everything from hairspray to personal care items to toothpaste, and more.
- Cost - Cost is a big factor for most homeowners. Granite, for example, can be cheaper than manufactured quartz, while solid surface materials are more affordable than both. If you’re looking for something more affordable to solid surface, laminate countertops are a great option. You will want to measure the bathroom space to estimate square footage and then determine how much the total cost of the countertop would be based on the materials you are considering.
- Maintenance - Some countertop surfaces are maintenance-free, which means you do not have to periodically seal them or use special cleaners on them. Others require a little maintenance here and there. Granite for example, may require periodic sealing depending on the specific stone. If your bathroom will be used and require cleaning frequently, make sure the countertop material you select can hold up to the cleansers.
To better decide which type of countertop you want in your bathroom, consider visiting the showroom at PF Custom Countertops. We have granite, quartz and even solid surface and laminate in stock so that you can see them in person.
Call us toll-free at 888-484-0831 or contact us online to learn more about our bathroom countertops in Edmonton.