Many of our customers think they’re stuck with the bathroom countertop that they have. So much focus is placed on the kitchen when it comes to remodeling—and here at Sanford Granite, we think that your bathroom is just as important.
We recommend starting with the countertop in a bathroom remodel, and even though the thought can be intimidating, we promise it’s not as scary as it may sound. Even though choosing a countertop takes a fair amount of time, your choice will be the centerpiece of the room. The rest of the room will be molded around the countertop, so make sure that you’re making a choice you’re happy with—now and in twenty years too.
There are certain things to keep in mind when you’re going through a bathroom countertop replacement. Things like budget, countertop durability, aesthetics, maintenance, and how the countertop affects your home’s resale value all matter.
All of this may seem like a lot to think about—we get it. That’s why we put together this list of the four most popular choices for bathroom countertop replacements and included information on why each of them works so well in bathrooms.
Granite is the top choice for a reason. Not only will it increase the resale value of your home, but it’s also beautiful and durable, and it stands the test of time in almost every way. It’s versatile too, which means that it looks great with almost any style of bathroom. Whether your taste leans toward beachy or sleek and modern, granite can work.
This material is also great for bathrooms because bathrooms are places for hot styling tools and a lot of water—and granite is resistant to heat and liquid damage alike. As long as you seal your granite countertop the right way, it’ll stay resistant to heat, liquid, and stains, and it does a great job at keeping germs and bacteria out too.
Quartz is yet another popular option for bathroom countertops because it’s an engineered stone that comes in a variety of different designs. Much like granite, quartz will raise the resale value of your home should you ever decide to sell—it’s a worthy investment for sure.
This engineered stone is actually tougher than granite because it’s naturally nonporous. It doesn’t need to be resealed in the way that natural stones do because the 5 percent of polymers and resins inside it seal the pores of the stone and keep out pesky germs and stains.
Because quartz comes in so many variations, it’s perfect for any style of bathroom in the same way granite is. Whether you need your bathroom to look bigger and brighter or you want something understated, there’s a slab of quartz calling your name.
Marble is probably what you think of first when you consider high class and sophistication—and with good reason! Marble is known best for its luxury, and while it’s on the pricier side, it can also add notable resale value to your home. So, in other words, it’s worth it!
Known for its veining, marble catches the eye in a timeless and bold way. It may not be quite as hardy as quartz and granite, but it makes up for it in personality.
In order to keep your marble looking as radiant as the day it was installed, we recommend cleaning up stains right away and resealing it periodically.
Even though it’s a stone that comes with a bit more maintenance, you can’t go wrong with marble. It ages gracefully and naturally and will be a staple in your bathroom for years to come.
Quartzite is a great choice for bathrooms that see a lot of activity, and that’s because this stone is one of the toughest there is. It holds its own when it comes to scratch resistance, heat resistance, etching, and fading—it can take almost anything that comes its way and maintain its beauty while doing it.
Quartzite is known for its uniqueness, and it’s sure to catch the eye if you choose to use it for your bathroom. And along with being beautiful, it’s also a pretty low-maintenance stone. It requires periodic sealing, as all natural stones do, but all you need to clean it with is soap and water.
Replacing Your Bathroom Countertop
There are a lot of quality options to choose from when replacing your bathroom countertop, but these are some of the best (and most popular) that we offer at Sanford Granite. We want you to feel confident in the choice that you’re making, so if you have any questions about bathroom countertop replacement or remodeling in general, give us a call at (407) 490-4895.