Want to replace your bathroom countertop? Curious what the best options are for this home design project?
Luckily, when it comes to the bathroom and creativity there’s no shortage of possibilities for inspiration.
Because the function of the bathroom countertop is distinctly different than the wear and tear of the kitchen countertop. You can truly allow your ideas to run wild.
Let’s take a look at what the best bathroom countertop options are for your home.
BATHROOM COUNTERTOP OPTIONS
We may sound partial here, but granite is definitely one of the best bathroom countertop options especially if you want a touch of elegance.
Granite not only adds beauty to any project, the advantages may also include:
- Durability. This countertop resists cracking, chipping, and scratching
- Heat resistant
- Low maintenance if sealed properly
- Cost-effective long-term investment
- Elegant color options
Because granite’s nature is porous and this choice of countertop will be in your bathroom (where it can get wet), you most certainly want to make sure your surfaces are sealed (and maintained consistently) for protection against any moisture.
We wouldn’t want your granite countertop to go dull or retain damage due to an oversight of simple care and maintenance.
Aww, quartz. It sure has gained in popularity and for good reason: it’s super low-maintenance (and its beauty shines, too!).
When we say low-maintenance what that means for you is it doesn’t require the sealing and maintenance as granite does.
Perks of quartz for your best bathroom countertop options:
- Resistant to moisture, stains, and bacteria thanks to the non-porous nature of the material used
- Has a wide array of colors that can match just about anything you’re looking for
- As we mentioned, it’s low-maintenance and can last a long time if you wipe spills and keep it out of direct sunlight, as quartz is not so sun-loving.
The only drawback to quartz may be a higher price compared to other countertop options.
Although we like to think of it as an investment that’ll pay you dividends over time due to its long-term durability.
Have you ever heard of soapstone as a countertop option? If you haven’t that’s okay because we’re about to introduce you to what this material is all about.
According to our partner, Dorado Soapstone⏤
“Soapstone, also known as Soaprock, is a blend of different materials with high percentages of olivine, serpentine and talc. The olivine and serpentine give the stone its characteristically green color and the talc gives the stone the luscious soft texture that has made it famous.”
– Dorado Soapstone
The talc material gives soapstone its powdered and milky look, as well as a soft touch that you won’t find with most other natural stones.
So, why use soapstone as your bathroom countertop?
Here are a few reasons to consider this stone:
- It’s non-reactive which is highly unique compared to granite and quartz because it’s chemically inert (also known as non-reactive). This means you don’t have to worry about spills, cleaning solutions, or any other chemicals reacting with soapstone and causing damage to your countertop.
- Durable due to its flexibility to withstand added weight or stress
- Non-porous which can allow it to be low-maintenance
- Heat-resistance that isn’t just resistant, but loves to absorb and retain heat as well.
The biggest thing to watch for when it comes to soapstone—due to its flexible nature—is the avoidance of chips and scratches, especially when handling heavy objects.
Phew⏤you did it!
Now you know about some of the best bathroom countertop options, especially if you’re looking for that perfect mixture of elegance and durability.
Whether you’re in the neighborhood for a heat-resistant natural stone such as granite, a low-maintenance material like quartz, or even a non-reactive countertop option like soapstone, one thing is true: your bathroom will stand the test of time with any of these countertop options.
Need help with your home design project?
Stop by the Sol Granite showroom today and let us help you bring your design dreams to reality!
4804 Dillon Drive (Behind Texas Roadhouse)
Pueblo, CO 81008