Ideally, a bathroom is as elegant as it is practical. Therefore, the countertop that you choose for your bathroom must also reflect a degree of elegance and practicality. It should be durable, capable of withstanding the typical wear and tear expected of a surface that is constantly coming into contact with water, hot hairstyling tools, soap, and other hygiene products that could potentially cause damage. Which countertop is right for you?

1.     Though expensive, granite is arguably the most elegant option for your bathroom countertops. It is stain-resistant and can withstand the heat of a straightening iron, and need only be maintained (re-sealed) on a bi-annual or annual basis.  Granite also comes in a myriad of natural colors, and can therefore complement any design style.

2.     Quartz countertops are similar in appearance to granite countertops, and are also extremely resistant to stains and scratches. Quartz can be manufactured to resemble granite, but it also comes in more solid colors, which could be appealing to those who prefer a more contemporary look. Aside from its appearance, a selling point for quartz is that it requires no maintenance.

3.     For homeowners in search of a way to incorporate more of their personal character into their bathroom design, tile may be a good option. Tile allows for more flexibility in terms of individual expression and style, as varying tile sizes can be chosen and mosaics can be designed. The use of tile for your bathroom countertop carries only one caveat, which is that grout requires a high level of maintenance in comparison to other option and must be cleaned regularly to prevent the build-up of dirt and grime.

4.     Solid-surface laminate countertops, better known by brand names such as Formica or Wilsonart, are cost-effective alternatives to materials such as granite, quartz, and tile. These countertops are low-maintenance and easy to clean but far less durable than their aforementioned counterparts, susceptible to scratches, stains, and heat burns.

At Windsor Construction, we strive to design and bring to fruition bathroom remodels that are luxurious and highly functional. If you would like help deciding which countertop is best suited for your needs, please contact us today.


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