What Type of Bathroom Countertop?
Last Updated on Sunday, 17 August 2014 03:42
Written by bkshowplace
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 09:00
Unlike with kitchen countertops, bathroom countertops usually don’t need to withstand so much abuse. This means you don’t have to worry about functionality as much and instead can focus on other aspects, such as appearance, ease of cleaning, and price. Here are some things to keep in mind to help you get the perfect countertops for your bathroom.
Many countertop materials require regular maintenance. For example, granite is beautiful and very durable, but it must be sealed every 6 to 12 months. You might instead want to opt for a material like quartz which requires no sealing.
Think about how you currently clean your countertops. Do you just attack them with any general household cleaner, or do you gently rub with a special non-abrasive cleaner? If you don’t want to think about special care for cleaning your countertops, then choose a material which is scratch resistant and easy to clean. Tile is a good choice, as are solid-surface materials.
If you don’t like to clean often, then you might want to avoid materials which show water stains quickly, such as glass countertops and stainless steel.
Even though your bathroom countertops aren’t likely to take a beating like your kitchen countertops, you still want to make sure the material is durable enough to withstand your lifestyle. Stone is an especially good choice, so long as you are aware of its maintenance requirements.
The price of bathroom countertops can range from just a few dollars per square foot for materials like tile to several hundred dollars for natural stone. While your first instinct might be to save money, remember that your countertops are meant to last. If budget is a problem, then find ways to save in other areas so you can invest more in a good-quality countertop.
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