How to Select the Right Bathroom Vanity Countertops

How to Select the Right Bathroom Vanity Countertops

A remodeled bathroom can be a great reason to wake up in the morning, but figuring out which bathroom vanity countertops to choose may leave you wanting to pull the covers back up over your head. When it comes to deciding on countertops, there are three main factors to consider.

1- Cost

One of the least expensive surfaces is tile. It comes in a large variety of styles, colors, sizes, textures and materials. Another inexpensive alternative is laminate, which has come a long way from the fake-wood look that was popular years ago. Granite and quartz are both beautiful mid-range choices that are nearly comparable in price, and often similar in look. On the upper end of the scale is marble, known for its luster and sheen.

2- Durability

The bathroom is one room in the house that really needs to withstand a beating — and washing, and heating. It takes it all. You need a product that will too. Though laminate and tile are less expensive, laminate doesn’t stand up to a curling iron, and tile has grout, which can really collect grime from hair products and makeup. Two of the most durable options are granite and quartz. Both are stain and heat resistant and very washable. Concrete is another very durable product that is both strong and very customizable.

3- Maintenance

Many surfaces require sealing on a regular basis; concrete, granite, limestone, marble and grouted tile all need to be sealed at regular intervals. Laminate and quartz are easy surfaces to maintain, with nothing other than regular cleaning required. Marble and travertine tend to need more gentle care and may not be suitable for high-traffic areas.

Selecting the right bathroom vanity countertop can be an adventure in style and possibilities. Once you determine your budget, how durable your surface should be, and how much time you have to maintain it, you can narrow down the choices – a bit.