Bathroom design is much different than that of the rest of the home. There are factors other than design that are also important to include such as maintenance, sanitation, and general aesthetics. There are also so many different options, it can be hard to make a selection. We have put together a helpful guide for you to assist you in deciding how to remodel your bathroom.
One option for your bathroom is granite, which is natural material harvested in slab form from the earth. It is beautiful and popular, as it offers a unique flair and color for bathroom countertops. Each and every slab is different because of the naturally occurring color and vein variation within the stone. Granite is beautiful but it also must be maintained on a yearly basis to retain quality and durability. Granite is also porous so it must be cleaned on a regular basis to prevent mildew and bacteria.
An alternative to granite is quartz, which although about 90 percent natural quartz, is also engineered with a synthetic material to make it solid and durable. Quartz is especially recommended for durability, which in a bathroom, may be beneficial. Another great thing about quartz is that it is solid and aporous, which means that bacteria and other undesirables are not able to get into pores in the stone.
Another popular option for your bathroom is a synthetic countertop, which is an affordable alternative to natural stone countertops. Many homeowners choose synthetic countertops because it is cheaper than natural stone but also because there is a wide variety of colors and materials to choose from. Like quartz, they are also easy to maintain and can be modeled to fit any style or space you need.
All of these choices for countertops will give you a fresh new look to your bathroom, but now you have a better idea of the pros ad cons of each to make a more educated choice. Remember, make sure to have a professional and licensed countertop design company do the renovations for you. Also, make sure to research the company to make sure they have experience and insurance. The last thing you want is a lawsuit as a result of renovating your bathroom!