The bathroom, along with your kitchen, is one of the most used parts of your home. That’s why it’s a good idea to freshen up its design. Something as simple as replacing your bathroom countertop can have a large impact on the atmosphere in your bathroom.
What are the most popular bathroom countertop materials? The bath and kitchen remodeling designers at The Kitchen Store list their pros and cons.
Thanks to their garish pastel colors, laminate countertops were more of an eyesore in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Fortunately, manufacturers have since made numerous improvements to laminate countertops. In fact, modern laminates can mimic stone- and wood-like finishes and come in a wide variety of solid and graphic patterns. Laminate countertops are also fairly durable, easy-to-clean, and resistant to moisture. However, laminate countertops thin over time, dulling their aesthetic appeal.
Quartz has a non-porous surface that makes it resistant to moisture, stains and bacteria. Its pure white surface also complements minimalist bathroom designs nicely. One drawback is that honed and textured finishes tend to show fingerprints and smudges easily, so you might need to wipe down your countertop frequently.
For those who prefer a traditional kitchen design or bathroom design, granite countertops might be a better choice. Granite comes in a wide variety of designs and hues and is one of the most popular options in the market. It’s so popular that a granite countertop can actually increase your home’s resale value. Of course, it’s not without its drawbacks. For instance, since transporting and mining granite requires a lot of energy, granite countertops might not be the best choice for an eco-friendly home.
Having trouble choosing? Consult one of your local kitchen remodelers.
The Kitchen Store offers professional kitchen and bathroom remodeling services as well as cabinet refacing services for traditional cabinet designs. To request a free safe private showroom consultation, call us at (310) 572-7515 or fill out this form. Our 7,000 square feet showroom provides plenty of space for social distancing. We also strictly follow Covid-19 safety measures according to state and federal CDC guidelines. We serve homeowners in Culver City, CA, as well as the surrounding communities.