A vanity is an essential piece of furniture that can make or break the design of your bathroom. With so many things to consider, such as design and storage, it’s important to get it just right.
But possibly the most difficult part of choosing a vanity is deciding on which countertop material to use. As with any good design, form must meet function. The countertop you choose will suit not just the look of the bathroom, but the needs of its users as well. That includes you, your family, and maybe even your guests.
Different bathroom countertops – both natural and manmade – have different properties, purposes, and origins. Finding out a little more about what’s available will help you pick the right one. We’ve put together a little guide to some of our best-selling countertops to help make the big decision a little easier.
1. Magnificent Carrara Marble
Timeless and versatile, the Carrara Marble is a popular choice. Its natural look will offer a unique design for your bathroom, especially since every slab is different. However, marble is often porous and prone to staining. Ideally, it should be resealed every one to two years to help protect the beautiful, natural stone.
Carrara Marble serves well as a countertop if properly maintained. It needs to be sealed to protect the surface from stains but its timeless look and freshness can add an elegant touch to any bathroom. All of our Italian Carrara Marble Tops are sealed with water-resistant, low VOC (volatile organic compounds) sealers. That simply means it’s as environmentally-friendly and hassle-free as possible.
Of all the natural stone countertops available, Marble tends to be on the less expensive side. Even if you’re on a budget, it’s still possible to have an elegant and natural countertop for your bathroom vanity.
2. Quality Quartz
Quartz countertops are engineered material which is derived from natural stone combined with polymer resins. It’s tough and impermeable, and the resins make the countertop malleable and impact resistant.
The result is a beautiful, natural-looking countertop that’s resistant to staining from water, oils, and most household cleaning products. Its durability makes it a popular choice for bathroom countertops, especially considering the range of design options available.
Our Quartz countertops are also sustainable and eco-friendly. Like marble, it also has low VOC and can last a lifetime. Many Quartz countertops are made from recycled material and can be recycled again after even a lifetime of use.
3. Gorgeous Natural Granite
As a genuine natural stone, Granite is another great choice for countertops. It’s solid, durable, stain-resistant, and is often slightly less expensive than Quartz or Marble.
Granite countertops can also come in a variety of colors. Do note that, because it’s a natural stone, there will be some variations between each individual countertop. But that just also means your product will be one of a kind.
Granite is an enduring material and doesn’t fade or gets discolored discolor over time. It can also handle many different types of cleaning products so maintenance won’t be a problem.
When it comes to protecting its surface, Granite generally only needs to be sealed once and this is usually done by the fabricator. It’s a great low-maintenance option for those who have their heart set on a natural stone surface for their bathroom vanity countertop.
4. Fearless Phoenix Stone
This man-made stone surface is everything you need in a countertop. Phoenix Stone is resistant to water, heat, mildew, cracking, stains, and heat. It’s also non-porous and impermeable. As a manufactured stone, it has been designed to fit a purpose, and that it surely does.
Because it’s an engineered stone, color choices are much wider compared with natural stone countertops. Examples of Phoenix Stone will also be closer to the end product that you’ll receive.
Its simple design means it’s a versatile choice. With a clean and fresh finish, and made just for a bathroom vanity, Phoenix Stone is a low-maintenance product with a pleasing price tag.
5. Perfect Polymarble
Polymarble is another impressive engineered stone. The stunning gloss finish found on polymarble countertops is due to the sanitary-grade gelcoat polymer used which also provides resistance to staining or scratching.
Water, oils and other products glide off easily from the surface of the Polymarble. This makes it convenient and hygienic in addition to being durable and impact resistant.
The production process of Polymarble also allows for greater design options. The materials used to make it give strength and rigidity but the molding process means that intricate detail is also possible.
The clean, white, and shining finish of the product lends elegance to any bathroom and is a perfect fit as a countertop for almost any vanity.
Your bathroom deserves only the best and that holds true as well when it comes to the countertop. With these materials to choose from, you can top off a beautiful centerpiece with the finest that both nature and man has to offer.