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5 Countertop Options for Your Vanity

bathroom with white countertop tilesDesigning your custom vanity can be a bit of a challenge. There are so many options. You need to choose your wood, your finish, your hardware, your millwork, your sink, and your fixtures, but one of the most important things that you need to consider are your countertops. It will likely be the first thing that an individual will see when they enter your bathroom, so you need to make sure that it matches with the rest of the decor and looks beautiful laying on top of your vanity. Take a look at some of these common materials for your bathroom countertops.

Marble

Pros: Marble is an elegant option anywhere in the home. It adds a bright classic look that works with any wood or finish. It is a very durable option that is resistant to water and heat.

Cons: Marble is more expensive than other countertops and can stain easily.

Granite

Pros: A natural stone option that has a variety of color options and beautiful organic designs. It is highly durable and is heat-resistant.

Cons: Granite can be a fairly expensive option. It is also not resistant to grease, such as oils in hair products, so you will need to be sure to seal it.

Solid Surface

Pros: No matter the design of your bathroom, you should be able to find the right type of solid surface to work with your bathroom vanity. It is durable and very low maintenance. Stains and scratches can easily be buffed out with a fine sandpaper.

Cons: Since it is a man-made material, it doesn’t quite have the classic, organic beauty of marble or granite.

Tile

Pros: We always think that tile looks amazing in bathrooms. It is always an excellent choice. It offers a nice variety of design options. It also has a large price range so there are less expensive options.

Cons: Tiles can sometimes crack when something hard is dropped on it. Then it may be expensive to replace the cracked tile. Also, it does not have the smooth surface that other options have.

Laminate

Pros: Laminate is the most cost effective option. It has a variety of colors and designs that will look beautiful in any space. It is resistant to water and is stain-proof.

Cons: Unlike other options, laminate is not heat resistant, so you need to be careful when you are using your hair styling tools such as hair dryers, curlers, or straighteners. The heat can warp or melt the laminate.

A bathroom remodel gives you the ability to create a custom bathroom according to your needs. Each option that you can choose from has benefits and drawbacks. Everything depends on what it most important to you and how you want to design your bathroom vanity. We know you want a bathroom vanity that has been customized for your family’s needs and design preferences. Going through all these options can be difficult, so we suggest that you discuss them with an interior designer to help you make the best choice.

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