July 7, 2022
Choosing the Right Countertops For Your Modern Bathroom
When considering bathroom countertops, function and durability are key decision drivers. Our goal with this blog is to showcase the different options available, and help you find the best option for your new bathroom.
What Should I Look for in a Modern Bathroom Countertop Material?
Don’t go too far outside the box to achieve a modern look in your bathroom. Going entirely rogue on your countertop material could bring into question its longevity. These considerations are important to keep in mind as you explore modern bathroom countertops:
- Water Resistance: This material will naturally have to deal with water. Surfaces that are too porous could be susceptible to water damage. This is especially true around the seams where sinks and faucets are installed.
- Maintenance: Sealed stone is a very popular option and comes in a variety of colors and finishes. Properly cleaning and sealing these porous materials prevents water damage and extends the lifespan of your countertop.
A bathroom remodeling project can be a big undertaking. It’s important to remember that it’s a high traffic area that has multiple water elements. Avoid making the wrong selections.
The Best Modern Bathroom Countertops
Your vision is coming together and you’re considering modern bathroom countertop options. The best materials match the needs of your space, while complementing your overall vision and aesthetic. We’ll review popular modern bathroom countertops: granite, marble, and quartz
Granite Modern Bathroom Countertops
Natural stone bathroom countertops are incredibly popular, and seen as a high-end choice. Granite bathroom countertops are commonly made from a thick, solid slab with cut openings for the sink(s).
Thanks to its durability and uniqueness, granite is one of the most popular natural stones for bathroom countertops. No two slabs are completely identical, as there are naturally-occuring flecks of various colors.
Once you’ve cleaned the stone thoroughly, you can apply a sealer with a soft cloth. This works to prevent water damage and extend the lifespan of your countertop.
Marble Modern Bathroom Countertops
A luxurious selection, indeed. Marble offers a unique elegance that can elevate your bathroom design and because of its wide variety of colors and patterns, can serve as a statement piece. This natural stone has heavy veins throughout that are unique to each slab, meaning you’ll have a one-of-a-kind piece.
Marble does require a certain level of maintenance as it’s a rather soft, porous stone. Similar to granite, marble also requires a sealant to extend its longevity and prevent water damage.
Quartz Modern Bathroom Countertops
Today’s quartz countertops aren’t commonly solid quartz, but engineered stone consisting of about 90% ground quartz that is nearly indistinguishable from the natural stone, but built to last. Similar to natural stone options, your quartz modern bathroom countertop will complement your overall design vision, or serve as a statement piece. There are many styles and colors available. Unlike granite and marble, coloring is more uniform with quartz.
One of the many benefits of the engineered quartz countertop is that it’s less porous than natural stone. This means less risk of water damage or stains.
Your bathroom remodeling project should have an end result that is both functional and beautiful that can withstand the test of time. At Homestead Remodeling and Consulting, we’ll work with you every step of the way, providing expertise and answering questions.