There are many different materials that can be used for the countertops in your contemporary bathroom design. From unique patterns only found in nature to nonporous surfaces that block bacteria and stains, each material has its benefits. With so many possibilities, it’s important to weigh your options before making a final decision. Here are four countertop options from Willow Lane Cabinetry for contemporary bathroom vanities and some key information about each.
Quartzite originates as pure sandstone and is a metamorphic rock. Since it is a natural stone, it offers a unique variation in design for a truly one-of-a-kind look. If you love marble but find it to be too much maintenance, opt for quartzite. The swirling white and grey color mimics marble, and is certainly one of its favorite features. It is also scratch, stain, and heat resistant. Since many contemporary bathrooms tend to be predominantly neutral and monochromatic, this material is excellent for complementing those popular white or grey custom cabinets. All of the quartzite countertops from Willow Lane Cabinetry also come pre-sealed, so there is no maintenance sealing required.
Acrylic is a solid surface and 100% man-made. It’s great as a countertop (especially in high-traffic areas like bathrooms and kitchens) because it is non-porous, which means bacteria and stains cannot penetrate the surface. It is also extremely easy to clean and considerably low maintenance. If you prefer contemporary bathroom vanities that feature an integrated sink, acrylic might be the best countertop option for you. Solid surfaces like acrylic are the only countertop materials that can create that seamless appearance in your custom cabinets.
Some homeowners consider quartz to be the best of both worlds. It is essentially an engineered stone, made of natural and man-made materials. Quartz countertops are composed of more than 90% quartz, but the addition of polymers, resins, and other types of pigments makes it non-porous and greatly increases its durability. This combination is very appealing to some homeowners, because it combines the beauty of nature with the efficiency of science.
Last but not least, let’s take a look at granite. This breathtaking natural material boasts a brilliant array of speckles and swirls that can truly awe. Each design is unique, and you will find granite in a range of tones from black to white. Granite can be porous and may require more maintenance than some of the other materials. However, with sealing, granite becomes more durable and resistant to scratches, stains and heat. While some granite countertops require routine resealing, granite countertops from Willow Lane Cabinetry come pre-sealed and never have to be resealed!
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