Updated : Oct 31, 2021 General

Choosing a countertop in the bathroom

When choosing a countertop for a bathroom, the first thing to consider is which sink will be used: one-piece, overhead and built-in. One-piece models without seams are made for bathroom countertops for example, only from natural and artificial stone, concrete and glass.

Wood

Wood looks great in a loft, minimalism, and eco-style bathroom. It is suitable for all sinks, except massive ones. If the countertop is thick and you want to install a large sink on it, it is better to use a floor-standing or semi-suspended type of installation.

Wood is a beautiful and quite durable material that is waterproofed and varnished at the factory. The same processing scheme should be applied if you make it yourself. Every few years this top layer has to be removed, the wood treated with an antiseptic and a fresh varnish applied.

  1. MDF

MDF – decorative fibreboard – is a lightweight material that can be suspended or semi-suspended. It is used for built-in and overhead washbasins.

MDF is one of the most affordable materials and this quality can be crucial when choosing a countertop for a bathroom. It’s hard to scratch, it won’t deteriorate from moisture and extreme temperatures. The drawing is not erased and does not deteriorate from cleaning with detergents. Due to the variety of decors, the models can be easily adapted to any style. This choice is also recommended for those who are on a budget and do not want to take care of the tree.

It is important to source the product from a reliable manufacturer who has carefully processed the ends. When water penetrates them, the material swells.

  1. Natural stone

Natural stone looks great in classic and eco style and is suitable for all types of sinks. Most often, marble or granite, matte or glossy, is used in the bathroom. They’re quite heavy, so you’ll need to add extra reinforcement to fix them to the wall without supporting them on furniture. Therefore, it is optimal to use the floor mounting type.

In addition to aesthetics, an important advantage of natural marble or granite is a smooth and easy-to-clean surface. If chips and scratches appear, you can call a foreman. Small difficulty – regular treatment with water repellants is part of maintenance, as these materials naturally have micro-cracks even after thorough polishing.