If you are doing a bathroom renovation Montreal, one of the most critical choices you will make is the countertops. You want your countertops to look fabulous and be functional, and in order for that to happen, here are some guidelines on the different types of bathroom countertops. You may also check out some bathroom remodeling tips from A+ Construction & Remodeling.
Corastone and corian
Corastone is a resin-based product that looks like a natural stone. It comes in a matte finish, so these countertops do not have a shiny finish. Color options are also quite limited for this material. Corastone is very durable and is also reasonably priced. While Corastone is very durable, it can be sensitive to scratching, so keep that in mind for your family’s needs.
Marble, Granite, Quartzite
Natural Stone countertop options include Marble, Granite, and Quartzite. These are all trendy options for countertops in kitchens and bathrooms across Montreal. These materials come in large slabs.
The downside is that each piece is different, so there is not much consistency when it comes to veining and coloring. These stones require a fair amount of maintenance and special cleaning products.
For best practice, you must seal these countertops and avoid contact with products that are high in acid.
Another trendy material right now is quartz. Quartz, which is typically the most expensive material, is ground natural stone mixed with resin. Quartz is scratch-proof, heatproof, and stain proof, which is why it’s an excellent choice for bathrooms and kitchens. Many quartz companies even offer lifetime warranties. Quartz does not require any sealing. You do pay for all of the benefits of quartz, though; it is incredibly pricey.
Laminate is both economical and comes in a wide range of finishes. Some finishes even look like granite. Laminate is extremely versatile. Laminate can stand up to water, and it is also relatively stain-proof, but it does dent, dull, and burn.
The biggest downfall of tile countertops is their maintenance: Grout lines inevitably trap gunk. But the benefits of tile include being able to lay it in a pattern. On the plus side, tile is available in a wide range of colors and finishes.
Wood vanity tops must be well sealed because these porous surfaces are susceptible to water damage or rot. This kind of rot is generally more of a concern in seams where sinks and faucet fixtures have been installed. Wood can offer an inviting and organic look when used in a butcher-block countertop. Just remember that wood is thick, and the National Kitchen and Bath Association says you may need to modify some plumbing connections when using wood counters in the bathroom.