Bathroom countertops are available in so many different styles, sizes and materials. With so many different options to choose from, we understand it might be difficult to choose the right countertop material for your needs. To help you make the right choice, here is a look at some of the most popular bathroom countertop materials that we sell at our tile store in Anaheim.
As its name suggests, engineered quartz countertops are manufactured in a factory by suspending real quartz crystal in a matrix of polyester resins. This product closely resembles natural stone, but manufacturers may add small amounts of metallic flecks or recycled glass to the mix to produce a particular design. Engineered quartz, which is also known as “engineered stone,” is available in virtually any color, size and shape imaginable. Additionally, it can be fabricated into any shape, making it the ideal material for manufacturing bathroom fixtures such as sink basins and mold backsplashes. As far as bathroom countertop materials go, engineered quartz is one of the best. It is durable, hygienic, and relatively inexpensive to maintain, and stain proof.
Manufactured from a type of clay high in kaolinite, porcelain bathroom countertops were introduced in the late ’90s, meaning they are relatively new in this space. They are particularly popular in Europe, especially in Spain and Italy. Some of the benefits associated with this bathroom countertop material include brilliant strength (porcelain is about 30% stronger than granite), a variety of color and pattern options, as well as scratch and heat resistance. Additionally, porcelain is available in large-format.
Although marble is one of the most common bathroom countertop materials. Marble countertops are incredibly beautiful, luxurious, and relatively inexpensive. Additionally, marble is available in various natural textures and colors including exotic green, pink, beige and grey.
Travertine is available in a wide range of natural colors and shades including gold, ivory, beige and cream. It is also generally cheaper than other natural stone countertop materials such as granite and marble, durable and available in myriad shapes and sizes because it is easy to cut and shape compared to other decorative stones. It is worth noting that travertine countertop material needs to be properly sealed to make it easy to clean, durable and stain resistant.
Granite is a volcanic rock that can be cut into any shape and stained in virtually any color. For these reasons, granite bathroom countertops are typically incredibly durable, visually appealing, affordable ,scratch resistant, and heat resistant.
The experts at our Anaheim tile store suggest that when you’re choosing bathroom countertops you should consider the material carefully because different materials have different qualities. If you need help picking out tiles or slabs that will fit your specific needs, call us today at (714) 284-0118.