Choose The Right Bathroom Countertop For Your Bathroom

While your bathroom countertop does not have a mechanical function like the faucet or the toilet, it plays an important role adding to the visual components of the bathroom.

When choosing a countertop there must be a few practical considerations - durability, stain resistance, water resistance and cost are among the main factors. Colors, patterns and miscellaneous items are slightly less important when making your choice.

In order not to waste money, you must make sure that the countertop that you desire is compatible with the bathroom sink that you choose.

We have put together a list of countertop materials with their pros and cons. After you have chosen your countertop just give us a call and we can install it for you for a reasonable cost.

Bathroom Countertop Materials

Laminate

Pros - A multitude of attractive colors and patterns

fairly durable surface

low cost

Impervious to water and stain resistant

Cons - Sharp objects can scratch surface

Water leaks can damage base material

Best used with a drop in sink

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Wood

Pros - A multitude of attractive earthy tones and warm hues gives the bathroom a different feel that man made materials

low to medium cost

Decent resistance to stain and water once finish is maintained

Can be used with many different types of sinks

Cons - Sharp objects can scratch surface

has to be well maintained to keep up durability

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Tile

Pros - A multitude of attractive colors, shapes and sizes

Low to medium cost

Impervious to water and stain resistant

Can be used with many different types of sinks

Very durable surface

Damaged tiles can be replaced easily

great deal of design flexibility

Cons - Hard surface

Grout must be sealed to prevent staining

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Stone Composites

Pros - A decent number of colors available

medium cost

Greater stain resistance than natural stone

Can be used with many different types of sinks

extra durable surface

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Natural Stone

Pros - A dozens of colors and textures available

Impervious to water

Very durable surface

Many different edge profiles

Low maintenance Cons - Needs to be sealed to prevent staining

Expensive

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Concrete

Pros - very versatile

able to be cast and dyed in any shape or color Very durable surface

Low maintenance Cons - Needs to be sealed to prevent staining

Very heavy! Needs to be made locally

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Solid Surface

Manmade material

Pros - Many colors and patterns available

can be connected to solid surface sink for a seamless look

Low maintenance easy to clean and repair Cons - Can be a little pricey

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