If you’re looking to redo your bathroom and remodel it in a nontraditional way, you might want to think about going for a bathroom sink countertop. Quartz is great for more than just the bathroom countertops of course. The natural material’s versatility and strength allow you to be as creative as you like, building an entire vanity entirely out of it.
While you might not want to be as daring as the image above, realize that it is not unusual for folks to have whole sinks constructed from cultured marble, completely sitting on top of a natural quartz surface. This offers a ton of options. You could go the all-natural route and use granite bathroom countertop and countertops. You could also use cultured marble as a base for your vanity and then top it off with a granite countertop. While either option is great, you can always further customize the look of your setup by adding accessories and accents.
One great thing about granite bathroom countertop and vanity tops is how they work with any color scheme. No matter what color your walls are, you can pretty much find a natural stone color to match. This means you can choose a monochromatic scheme, or even pick a color that matches your bathroom suite. Granite comes in over two dozen colors so you can match any color scheme you’d like for your bathroom. It also means you’ll have the luxury of a natural stone countertop that will outlast anything manufactured in a lab.
However, there is one downside to granite and quartz bathroom sink countertop and vanity tops. In most cases, these materials are susceptible to scratching and staining. If something gets dropped on them or if a certain item is used on them repeatedly, they can quickly develop scratches and nicks. While you can cover them up with covers or you can buff them up a bit, these solutions aren’t always very effective. If you absolutely must have polished granite or quartz bathroom sink countertops in your bathroom, you should make sure to buy some good sealing materials to help protect your investment. There are a number of products on the market today that specialize in protecting natural stones.
Another material that is often used for bathroom vanity countertops and sinks is soapstone. Like granite, soapstone is vulnerable to scratching and staining. However, this material is slightly more stable and because it’s smaller surface area, soapstone is better at resisting damage from hot water and acidic products. Because of this, it is often used for counter tops and sinks that are used frequently in the bathroom. Because of its durability, its ability to resist damage, and its beautiful natural hue, soapstone bathroom vanity countertops are often seen in high end homes and resorts.
For something that’s a little less permanent, there are a number of different options for covering your bathroom sink countertop. Some of these options include painting, laminating (this is quick and cheap), or applying a clear sealant to the surface of the countertop. All of these options have their benefits and drawbacks. For example, if you decide to paint your countertop, be prepared to spend quite a bit of money to cover a relatively large surface area. If you’re looking to save money and go with a more “vanity” based look, then the clear sealant might be your best bet.