COUNTERTOP CONSIDERATIONS FOR YOUR BATHROOM SUITE – Bathroom countertops need to be both stylish and functional. On one hand, you want your choice to compliment the design you have chosen for the bathroom. On the other though, it’s important they stand up water, cosmetics, toothpaste and all the other chemicals unique to the bathroom.
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On top of this, you want them to be smooth to the touch and easy to maintain. When you take all this into account, it becomes clear that choosing the right countertop for your bathroom suite is going to take a bit of diligence.
Here are a few of the most popular options available for those refurbishing their bathroom suite.
If you’re looking for a durable and attractive finish, then clay-based ceramic tiles should be a real consideration. There’s a lot of flexibility here in terms of colours and shapes, so chances are you will be able to find a style that compliments the bathroom design you have in mind.
If there’s a heavy user of curling tongs in the bathroom, ceramic tile might be a good idea because heat from the tongs won’t cause damage to the tile.
Concrete is not necessarily the most commonly used countertop material but it does have its benefits. It is pliable, meaning you can colour, score and texture the concrete to create the impression you want on it.
One thing to remember though, is that concrete is very porous, meaning it requires a sealant for protection again stains. Unlike stone though, it does not require sealers and is scratch resistant. Because it is manufactured, you won’t get the variations you often see in natural stone, so you can guarantee it’s going to look the same as it did in the shop!
Those looking for countertop with the look, feel and texture of stone then quartz surfacing should be a consideration. Essentially, quartz is engineered stone. Because it is manufactured, you won’t get the variations you often see in natural stone, so you can guarantee it’s going to look the same as it did in the shop!