Your bathroom is an area you spend a lot of time getting ready for the day and unwind in. Nothing is more refreshing than a long shower or a hot bath at the end of a hard day. You spend time getting ready for the day and a relaxing, functional and peaceful bathroom can set your day off on the right foot.
An outdated, impractical bathroom can feel frustrating. Sometimes no matter how much you scrub and clean them, old countertops, faucets, flooring, tubs and showers can feel dirty and dingy. As bathrooms age, it becomes difficult to keep things looking as beautiful and nice as they once were. Soon, your bathroom becomes a source of annoyance as it is not adding any peace or “zen” to your morning or evening routine. It’s time to bring back the serenity and tranquility to your bathroom.
Stone countertops adds an instant facelift
One of the fastest ways to update your bathroom is by adding new vanity countertops, tub surrounds and shower cladding made out of elegant, timeless stone. Nothing is more beautiful than a stone, vanity countertop.
Sometimes homeowners want to save money and instead select a formica (or also known as laminate) countertop. The problem with formica countertops is that they are not very durable. They look nice at first, but these countertops have a huge drawback and damage easily. Laminate countertop is made of layers of plastic bonded to particleboard and overtime this material easily scratches. It can look worn and chip over time, giving it a shabby appearance. Laminate countertops also are not heat resistant and hot hair tools can melt them. Repairing laminate is also impossible. The only option is to replace them. When you add laminate countertops to a bathroom, it does not increase the value of the house whereas a stone vanity countertops and tub surrounds instantly adds value and equity.
Types of stone for bathroom vanity countertops
The options for bathroom vanity countertop and tub surrounds are plentiful. When renovating your bathroom, it is easy to match quartz, granite, soapstone or marble to any fixture, style or look. At Arch City Granite, we can discuss colors, stone types and styles, making the selection custom made to fit your individual preference. The choices can be daunting however. How do you choose which type of stone? In addition to going over the details in person with you, here are a few other aspects that can help you in your decision:
- Granite is a natural stone that is cut in a quarry and then measured to fit your bathroom exactly. This type of stone is incredibly durable. It is scratch resistant as well as heat resistant and looks beautiful and looks stunning as a tub surround or shower cladding. The elegance and universal appeal of granite makes it an excellent choice for any bathroom.
- Quartz vanity countertops are made of completely natural quartzite material that is bonded together with epoxy resin material. Though it is made of natural materials, it is an engineered stone and thus extremely resistant to scratches and damage with every day use. It can be manufactured in different thickness, and made in many colors.
- Marble vanity countertops deliver an elegance and beauty to any bathroom. They have a long history of sophistication, long since used by the aristocrats and royalty for centuries. Their abiding charm makes them a favorite in bathrooms particularly by brightening up these small areas and making them feel bigger.
- Soapstone bathroom vanities are becoming more and more common in the last few years. The dark, natural look of this stone with the soft touch is very popular. This type of stone is durable and holds up well year after year. Each stone is different and the character it brings bathroom vanity countertops and tub surrounds is well appreciated.
Increase your home’s value with stone countertops
You cannot go wrong by adding stone countertops to your bathroom renovation project. Even if that is the only thing you update, it will make an instant difference. The cost upfront might be higher than formica countertops but you will not regret it. The beauty these countertops add and the durable nature of stone makes them a smart investment. Arch City Granite commits to offering the highest quality in all our stone selections. We are upfront and honest with our pricing and cost and promise professional, friendly and experienced service and installation. We can’t wait to assist you on your bathroom remodel so stop in today, we look forward to serving you.