31 Aug Bathroom Vanity Materials and Finishes
Like the kitchen, the bathroom is an everyday workspace and requires detailed consideration when choosing materials and finishes to meet your every need. Bathroom vanity materials must be able to withstand heat, humidity, water and cosmetics. If you are having trouble deciding, take a look at these popular bathroom vanity materials.
Your bathroom vanity top can act as the focal point in your bathroom and must be durable to last through the morning rush. The most popular bathroom vanity surfaces are granite and marble, laminate, solid surface and tile.
Laminate is the most cost effective option and the most widely used bench top material in bathrooms and kitchens as it is water and stain resistant, light weight and easy to install. Laminate is available in a wide range of colours and finishes to suit any bathroom, ranging from textured to high gloss to matte.
Although one of the most expensive bench top materials, granite will give your bathroom a classy, sleek look. The material is low maintenance and available in a range of colour variations and patterns. Once granite is sealed properly, it requires minimal upkeep and is scratch resistant.
Marble is a luxurious bathroom bench top material with elegant streaks of grey veining. While marble is prone to scratches, stains easily and is expensive, it is heat resistant, adaptable to nearly every bathroom style and can be polished for a high shine or matte finish.
Solid surface is made up of crushed stone and acrylic resin, offering a durable, water resistant finish. As it is available in a wide range of colours and patterns, solid surface will suit any bathroom interior style especially contemporary décor and will need to be installed by a professional. Minor chips and scratches can be sanded down or buffed out, but be aware of damaging by dropping objects or intense heat.
Tiles are the most popular bathroom material option as they are waterproof, durable and provide a clean and classic look. Ceramic tiles are a great durable material for a bathroom bench top available in customizable patterns however grout lines can be difficult to clean. New grouts and sealers may be able to prevent this drawback.
If you are planning a bathroom renovation, our team of professionals at Harrington Kitchens will be with you every step of the way, from the initial design consultation to the installation of the final vanity installation.
Harrington Kitchens offer a wide variety of bathroom and kitchen solutions. We consider your personal style and needs and incorporate that into a design that you and your family will love.
For a free quote and free design consultation please contact us at Harrington Kitchens on (02) 4647 4474 or submit an online enquiry, alternatively you are welcome to visit the Harrington Kitchens Showroom at 12 Graham Hill Road Narellan NSW or 5 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong NSW.