If you’re building a home or remodeling a bathroom in your current home, countertop materials are likely on your mind. There are so many options out there that the sheer number of choices can be paralyzing. Let us make it easier for you. Here’s our case for why granite is the right choice for your bathroom countertops.
Small Size = Lower Cost
You’ve probably heard that granite countertops can be pricey. While that’s not necessarily true (their excellent performance and aesthetic characteristics justify the cost), they can run more than laminate or other synthetic materials. But unless you have a huge bathroom, chances are that you’ll have much less counter space in your bathroom than you would in your kitchen. This means that even if granite would be out of your budget for a kitchen remodel, it may not be for your bathroom since you’ll need to purchase less square footage. Additionally, since bathroom countertops are usually smaller than kitchen countertops, you may be able to purchase remnants or a granite slab or an orphan piece of granite for a discounted price.
Bathroom countertops see daily use, whether light (like in the guest bath) or heavy (like the master bath, where you get ready every morning). Granite has top-notch performance characteristics as a countertop material that makes it ideal for bathroom applications. It is extremely scratch and heat resistant, which is a plus if you use heat tools like curling irons or hair straighteners (although you still shouldn’t set hot tools directly on the surface). Granite will also resist staining and bacteria, which is crucial in a bathroom application.
People love granite because it is beautiful and every piece is unique since it’s a natural stone. There are so many different varieties of granite with different colorings, movement, patterns, etc. that there is bound to be a piece of granite that will look great in your bathroom, whether you’re going for a beachy vibe or a modern, minimalist look.
If you’re looking for the right countertop material for your new or newly updated bathroom, granite is one of the best options available. With its durability, attractive appearance, numerous color and style options, and affordable cost due to the size of bathroom countertops, granite is a great choice of countertop or vanity surface for your bathroom. Now you just have to pick your piece!
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