Ceramic, Acrylic, Marble, Solid Surface, Quartz
Which one is Right?
Choosing the right bathroom vanity top can be overwhelming, but knowing about each of the products will help you narrow down your search and choose the right vanity top for your needs and style.
At Revive Vanities we have several styles of vanity tops to choose from. We will look at each one to help you make an informed decision for your Bathroom.
Ceramic tops are made from a mixture of clay, powder, and water. It is then poured into a mold to shape them into a form to create a vanity top. Once formed it is sent to an oven or kiln to be fired at high temperatures.
Ceramic tops are a good choice for bathroom vanities since they are non-porous, they will wipe clean easily, which means they will not hold bacteria. They are very durable and will hold up for a long time. Ceramic tops have been around for a long time. They are versatile and come in a variety of colors and styles. All around, they are a good choice for your bathroom.
Acrylic sinks are made from acrylic resin. They are formed by heating and shaping the acrylic into a mold.
They are lightweight and have a glossy look to them that can come in different colors and shapes.
They are easier to install since they are lightweight.
Acrylic is resistant to heat but you will have to be careful not to leave anything hot over 300 degrees like a curling iron touching the acrylic surface or it can burn.
Be careful when cleaning acrylic with harsh products, like a scouring pad since it can scratch the surface. You can use buffing agents to repair scratches in the acrylic. Acrylic tops are a good choice if you need something lightweight or a shiny surface look.
Real marble is a natural stone quarried from the earth and there is also a cultured marble that is man-made blending pulverized natural marble with synthetic resins and dyes. Once formed, it is then coated with a clear, protective gel.
Real marble is the most popular bathroom countertop.
Some drawbacks with real marble are it will etch, which means acidic substances can eat into the surface and mar it. Marble is a softer material and more porous than other natural stones and engineered stones like granite and quartz. Since it is porous it can trap more bacteria than other countertop options. It can also chip more easily. Marble should be cleaned with a mild, non-abrasive, and non-acidic cleaner.
The best places for marble countertops would be in a guest bathroom with not heavy use. Also, one benefit of marble is it is heat resistant, so you don’t have to worry about your curling iron or hair straightener accidentally touching or resting on the countertop.
Solid surface materials are made up of mineral dust combined with acrylic, resins, and pigments. The mineral dust is typically derived from marble. The mixture is heated and then melts and is put into a mold to define its shape.
Solid surface countertops come in a wide variety of colors and designs.
The surface is very durable and non-porous which makes it a great choice in the bathroom, and they don’t require any sealing.
Cleaning is easy by just using a soft cloth and soap or mild cleaner. You would want to stay away from harsh or abrasive cleaners or brushes since it could scratch the surface and dull the shine.
Even though solid surface countertops are heat resistant, make sure and don’t set any hot object on the surface because it can burn and leave a blemish.
Quartz is like solid surface countertops, but quartz has more stone-like materials close to 90% and 10% resins. The stone-like material is made up of marble, quartz, glass, and mirrors.
Quartz is more scratch resistant than solid surface countertops. Also, more heat resistant, but I would still be careful not to sit a hot curling iron on it.
Cleaning the quartz countertop is about the same, by just using mild soaps and a rag, no harsh chemicals.
Looking over the different countertop choices, it comes down to your taste, style, and functionality.
All the Revive Vanity countertops will be a great choice for your bathroom oasis.
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