A bathroom worktop isn’t the same as a kitchen worktop, despite many believing the opposite.
Durability is a huge factor when it comes to choosing for the simple fact that bathrooms find themselves dealing with not only a huge amount of traffic in an often smaller space but they also deal with a lot more humidity and in some cases, large amounts of water.
While durability is indeed important, thanks to the tough times a bathroom countertop will find itself subjected to, it doesn’t need to be as hardy. This ultimately gives you more flexibility in terms of materials.
It’s also always a good idea to think about what you intend to use your bathroom worktop for:
- Do you use heat tools a lot in your bathroom?
- Will you be using a great deal of make up and cosmetics?
- Are you likely to use harsh chemicals such as nail polish remover?
All of these considerations need to be thought about in order to give you the best chance of choosing the most suitable worktop.
For instance, if you intend to use all of the above, we suggest avoiding porous worktops such as marble worktops and granite worktops, even wood and opting for something non-porous such as a quartz worktop which is likely to fight off any potential damage that heat tools and chemicals could cause.