In designing your new bathroom, it can be tempting to choose finishes that are appealing to the eye and your unique taste. However, you need to remember that in this particular space within your home, functionality needs to be the number one focus. If you choose the wrong stone countertop, then you may find that your countertops have a much shorter lifespan.
While bathroom counters do not take quite the beating that kitchen surfaces do, you have to remember that your surfaces will be wet and exposed to higher levels of humidity. With that in mind, let’s talk about a few areas to consider as you choose your new countertops.
Is It Easy to Maintain?
When you add a stone countertop to your bathroom, it is important to choose one that will resist stains, while still being durable and easy to maintain and clean. For instance, granite countertops can be beautiful in any bathroom setting, but it is important to remember that granite needs to be sealed every six months to a year.
Avoid Abrasive Cleaners
When it comes to cleaning your bathroom countertops, it is important to make sure that you do not use abrasive cleaners, as it can scratch the stone and make your finish appear dull. However, if you do have scratches or small chips on your stone countertops, you can have them polished down to return them to their original beautiful finish.
The Need to Seal Your Stone
Depending on the type of natural stone you choose, there are also additional maintenance costs associated with having them sealed on a regular basis. While not every stone will need to be sealed, it is important to find out before you fall in love with a stone that may require more than just a regular cleaning or being wiped down.
What Color Do You Want?
Natural stone can come in a variety of colors and textures. Therefore, it is important to determine what color scheme you want for your bathroom and then find a stone that compliments it. For instance, slate comes in uniform shades of gray, black, or green, while soapstone is a milky colored stone with subtle veining.
Both of these options are non-porous stones, which makes them more resistant to staining. On the other hand, limestone or travertine, while beautiful, are more porous. Therefore, you need to take into account the need to have them sealed regularly.
When it comes to remodeling or redesigning your bathroom, you can create a beautiful and luxurious design without sacrificing the practice aspects of maintaining a natural stone countertop. Interested in learning more about the options available for your home in the San Marco area? Contact our knowledgeable team today!
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