In the grand scheme of home renovations, replacing and refreshing countertops (in any room) is a surefire way to completely transform the look and feel of the space. Whether you choose to resurface the countertop, or replace it entirely, there are some basics you should know before pulling out the sledgehammer and doing your own demo. (Just kidding! You would call a professional from Faith Floors & More, right?)
Back in the day, bathroom countertops were generally made of ceramic tile, plastic laminate or cultured marble. Today you can opt for anything from a standard laminate to premium natural stone or even concrete.
The Look for Less
If you’ve recently moved into a home with an old, outdated laminate countertop, and want an upgrade, there are tons of many affordable options that still look luxurious. Modern laminate has evolved so much over the years that it can now mimic granite, wood, marble and even stainless steel. These countertops are available in large stock pieces that can be cut to fit any specifications with custom edges and designer features. If you want to switch gears, River White granite is one of the most reasonable and durable substitutions for white marble. It mimics marble, looks expensive, but is available at a fraction of the cost.
Classic but On-Trend
No matter how you slice it, a tile countertop is an oldie but a goodie. Ceramic, porcelain and glass tiles are all traditional but still very much in style. Porcelain can also effectively look like other materials (wood, leather, etc.), which gives you loads of design options.
If you have more room in your budget for replacing a countertop, natural stones like slate, soapstone, limestone, marble, onyx, and granite are excellent options. They’re long-lasting, luxurious and completely unique.