What Material Should My Modern Bathroom Countertops Be?
Every individual element of your bathroom works together to create your desired look and feel — and also serve an important purpose in the function of your bathroom. When considering bathroom countertops, function and durability are key decision drivers. Say goodbye to the bathroom countertops of the past that you thought were your only option. Learn more about the modern bathroom countertops that are best for your space.
What Should I Look for in a Modern Bathroom Countertop Material?
Don’t go too far outside the box to achieve a modern look in your bathroom. Going entirely rogue on your countertop material could bring into question its longevity. These considerations are important to keep in mind as you explore modern bathroom countertops:
- Water Resistance: This material will naturally have to deal with water. Surfaces that are too porous could be susceptible to water damage. This is especially true around the seams where sinks and faucets are installed.
- Maintenance: Sealed stone is a very popular option and comes in a variety of colors and finishes. Properly cleaning and sealing these porous materials prevents water damage and extends the lifespan of your countertop.
A bathroom remodeling project can be a big undertaking. It’s important to remember that it’s a high traffic area that has multiple water elements. Avoid making the wrong selections, among other bathroom remodeling mistakes to avoid. Your bathroom remodeling expert at Metropolitan Bath & Tile can help you make these critical decisions that combine form and function.
The Best Modern Bathroom Countertops
Your vision is coming together and you’re considering modern bathroom countertop options. The best materials match the needs of your space, while complementing your overall vision and aesthetic. We’ll review popular modern bathroom countertops: Corian® , granite, marble, quartz & Tere-Stone® .
Corian® Modern Bathroom Countertops
This popular bathroom countertop material mimics the look of natural stone, but is a solid surface countertop. Corian® countertops come in a wide variety of colors, patterns, shades and styles including a sophisticated matte finish. Many customers are drawn to the one-piece structure. No matter your bathroom design vision, Corian® countertops can be a great option to explore.
Corian® countertops are very easy to clean and due to its non-porous nature, it’s resistant to stains. The rich color that you choose will stay, as Corian® is known to not fade or change color due to sunlight or wear and tear.
Granite Modern Bathroom Countertops
Natural stone bathroom countertops are incredibly popular, and seen as a high-end choice. Granite bathroom countertops are commonly made from a thick, solid slab with cut openings for the sink(s).
Thanks to its durability and uniqueness, granite is one of the most popular natural stones for bathroom countertops. No two slabs are completely identical, as there are naturally-occuring flecks of various colors.
Once you’ve cleaned the stone thoroughly, you can apply a sealer with a soft cloth. This works to prevent water damage and extend the lifespan of your countertop. Work with your bathroom remodeling design expert to explore granite options that can really make your vision come to life.
Marble Modern Bathroom Countertops
A luxurious selection, indeed. Marble offers a unique elegance that can elevate your bathroom design and because of its wide variety of colors and patterns, can serve as a statement piece. This natural stone has heavy veins throughout that are unique to each slab, meaning you’ll have a one-of-a-kind piece.
Marble does require a certain level of maintenance as it’s a rather soft, porous stone. Similar to granite, marble also requires a sealant to extend its longevity and prevent water damage.
Quartz Modern Bathroom Countertops
Today’s quartz countertops aren’t commonly solid quartz, but engineered stone consisting of about 90% ground quartz that is nearly indistinguishable from the natural stone, but built to last. Similar to natural stone options, your quartz modern bathroom countertop will complement your overall design vision, or serve as a statement piece. There are many styles and colors available. Unlike granite and marble, coloring is more uniform with quartz.
One of the many benefits of the engineered quartz countertop is that it’s less porous than natural stone. This means less risk of water damage or stains.
Tere-Stone® Modern Bathroom Countertops
Tere-Stone® combines the elegance and beauty of natural stone with the durability needed in your bathroom. Strength and resilience are key with Tere-Stone® bathroom countertops.
No matter your design aesthetic, Tere-Stone® offers a wide range of colors and finishes to achieve your look. Explore the Metropolitan Bath & Tile design spotlight to get inspiration for your project.
Achieve Your Modern Bathroom Look with Metropolitan Bath & Tile
Countertops are one of many important elements to your modern bathroom. Bathroom faucet finishes are a natural next consideration, as they complement your countertop. Curious about what color to paint your bathroom? We’ve got you covered there, too. Our bathroom remodeling process and commitment to quality is unmatched. From design to material selection and installation, we’re by your side every step of the way.
Get Started on Your Next Project with Family-Owned, Local Bathroom Remodelers
Your bathroom remodeling project should have an end result that is both functional and beautiful that can withstand the test of time. At Metropolitan Bath & Tile, we’ll work with you every step of the way, providing expertise and answering questions. We guarantee that our prices will equal or be less than any other qualified contractor’s price on the same project.