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As your bathroom remodel is underway, you will have to decide on the type of countertop material you want. Work with your contractor on budget and goals. 

Style is a significant factor when considering the type of countertop you want. Are you going for an upscale and posh look? Or, are after visually appealing yet practical. Think about color and feel and practicality. If you live in a busy household with splashing children, and toothpaste spills, you’ll want to choose a durable countertop that can withstand daily use. 

Price is also a factor. Between stone, tile, and laminate, you’ll want to estimate your square footage requirements and compare costs and options. 

 

Material options:

Granite and marble – Granite is harder than marble and is more resistant to chips and scratches. Both granite and marble are heat resistant and great options for hot hair tools. 

From a resale standpoint, both attract buyers as they are high-end materials when it comes to bathrooms. Granite comes in a variety of affordable options. Whether hiring out the installation or doing it yourself, keep in mind that granite requires sealing to help repel grease. 

Quartzite is another option similar to granite and marble. The material is durable and can withstand high heat. The cost of quartzite is comparable to granite and marble.

Laminate – a price-conscious option with a variety of finishes that resemble granite. Laminate is versatile and virtually waterproof and stain-proof. It does not withstand heat well. 

Tile – an appealing option; however, grout can be a pain when it comes to cleaning. Tile countertops look nice with various color and pattern options. 

Wood- wood countertops require sealing since they are porous surfaces and are not waterproof. Ensure you take into consideration, sink and faucet sealing. This is not a job for a DIYer. We recommend asking a professional to do the installation. Wood has a very natural feel and look and can definitely be done with proper considerations.

Cost estimations per square foot: 

Granite – $40 – $60

Marble – $75 – $250

Quartz – $55 – $75

Laminate – $10- $40

Tile – $35 – $40

Wood – $40 – $60

You will really want to consider the overall cost of your remodel. Aside from the other big-ticket items like toilets, sinks, bathtubs, and flooring, countertops fall in with heftier price tags. It’s essential to explore all your options. 

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Masters Kitchen & Bath has been providing top quality construction, cabinetry, and design on kitchen renovations and remodeling since 2004. We coordinate and manage development, ordering, and installation. Masters help homeowners get more enjoyment from their homes with new kitchen designs that blend beautifully with their new or existing home decor. Visualize your complete kitchen remodel by visiting our showroom. We offer consultations where our seasoned project manager will inspect your job site, and offer you design suggestions that best meet your needs.

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