How does one modernize their bathroom? While your shower, bathtub, toilet, and decor are all significant features of a modern bathroom, a modern bathroom vanity can take your space to the next level. Here’s why replacing your bathroom countertops in your South Miami home can make a huge difference.
Modern Bathroom Vanity Countertops
One of the best ways to modernize your bathroom vanity (or any part of your home for that matter) is to switch out your countertops with a higher quality, more modern material. The great thing about picking out new countertops for your bathroom instead of your kitchen is that there is less of a need to pick durable, resistant countertops for your bathroom.
You won’t be cooking with hot pots and pans or trying to serve food to your family and friends in your bathroom. This gives you more freedom to pick countertops of a less durable and stain-resistant material that will still look great in your bathroom. If you splurged on granite countertops for your kitchen, rest assured that you won’t need to do the same for your modern bathroom vanity.
We have an entire selection of different colors, materials, and finishes of stone for you to choose from when looking for your bathroom counter upgrade. Granite countertops are one of our most popular options, but they can be pricey. That’s why we highly recommend quartz countertops for your home renovations if you would like high-quality, modern counters at a lower price.
Quartz countertops are manufactured from one of the hardest minerals on earth. This makes them one of the most durable countertop materials available for home remodeling. They create a stunning aesthetic for any home and come in a wide variety of colors, as well as style options. These include some “off-the-wall” or nontraditional color and pattern options such as bright reds, greens, and blues, in addition to earth tones like tans or browns.
Dissimilar from natural geological stone slabs that we can obtain through mining, we acquire the majority of countertop slabs through engineering by designers in a factory. They combine ground quartz with polyester resin to bind the material. Then the designers will add pigments to shade the solid surfacing with color.
For specific designs, quartz countertop manufacturers will add a small amount of recycled glass or metal flake into the mix. This creates swirls and sparkles that mimic the look of a marble or granite slab.
By combining these materials, the resulting solution helps designers make kitchen quartz countertops and bathroom countertops, both stain, and scratch-resistant. This additionally adds nonporous properties. For this reason, there is no need to utilize any sealing products. Compared to traditional granite or marble countertops that require a new protective coating each year, quartz countertops will cost you less money to install and less money to maintain.
Granite slabs come from pure stone, making them 100% natural. Although designers also fill them with other dense stones to increase reliability and durability, all materials used in composition occur geologically in nature.
Quartz countertops, however, remain manufactured from crushed quartz stone combined with pigment and resin as a binding agent. Quartz material is not entirely composed of naturally occurring materials. Nonetheless, every square foot of a quartz countertop still contains over 90% of actual quartz.
The coloration of quartz countertops is more consistent throughout and is available in a wider variety of color hues due to the pigments that designers add to the quartz material during manufacturing. However, Granite’s look wields natural variations and shades within the stone caused by the formation process of cooling and solidifying the molten material.
No two granite countertops are the same, and while granite may be stunning, there are a few structural downsides against it compared to quartz. When installing countertops, granite requires sealing and resealing regularly. Quartz countertops do not need this same level of care.
As a result of the resin-composite construction, it is far easier to keep quartz countertops bacteria-free, which is incredibly important in your bathroom. The downside of using quartz materials is that they can experience permanent damage due to excessive heat. This is why we recommend it for your bathroom, as this isn’t nearly as much of a con for your bathroom as it is for your kitchen. However, make sure to be careful if you use hot hair tools in your bathroom, such as flat irons, curling irons, and blow dryers. Set them on a heat-resistant mat rather than directly on your countertop.
Modern Bathroom Vanity Renovation | South Miami
For more information on quartz countertops, as well as how our team can assist you with your home remodeling needs, contact the professional team from Stone International today to learn more! We want to help you have the home of your dreams.