December 14

Top 5 Advantages of Using Granite Countertops In Your Bathroom

It is quite common to find granite countertops in kitchens.  However, it’s important to remember that having granite countertops in other rooms of your home is also a wise decision!  Every material has its pros and cons. Today, let’s take a look at the 5 advantages of using granite countertops in your bathroom.

Longevity

One of the first things everyone considers while doing any renovation is how long the finished product will last.  In general, it is said that bathrooms should be upgraded every 5-10 years.  This is because bathroom fixtures are frequently used which results in a lot of wear and tear.

Almost every household renovation has the potential to quickly become an expensive project.  For this reason, it is best to invest in materials that will last for as long as possible.  Granite has a reputation for lasting 100 years (perhaps even longer) as long as it is well-maintained.

Similarly, granite will not chip or scratch as easily as other materials such as porcelain.  If chips or scratches do occur, they can usually be repaired using a form of epoxy resin.  It is advised to ask those installing the countertops what they recommend should these situations arise.

Minimal Maintenance

Speaking of maintenance, granite countertops are quite resistant to the normal, “everyday” possible staining.  Although seeing as they are a naturally porous material, they do require to be sealed yearly at a minimum.

To clean the countertops daily, water and a mild soap should do the trick.  It may be tempting to get a more “heavy-duty” cleaner to give the countertops a deep clean. Despite this, keep in mind that harsh products may cause etching or discoloration. It is best to ask for advice from professionals before using any of such products.

Heat-Resistant

While this is a more relevant concern in the kitchen, having heat-resistant countertops in the bathroom is also important.  Tools such as curling irons and hair straighteners can all too easily cause damage to countertops.  While some mats can be used as a layer of protection, accidents and/or misplacement of said tools can happen.

It is important to take note that heat can damage the sealant of any countertop to a certain extent.  It can potentially lead to the discoloration, peeling, or melting of the sealant.  With this being said, granite itself can resist extremely high temperatures.  Temperatures that would never be found in a bathroom, regardless of the styling tools being used. 

Variety Of Colors   

The color of granite depends on its composition. This makes it a great option for those who wish to have a unique style in their bathroom.  It comes predominantly in gray, pink, white, and red. It can also come in a variety of other colors and shades.  This includes, black, green, blue, brown, and yellow.  Needless to say, this is advantageous for those who may want a more neutral theme. At the same time, it is suitable for those who have more eclectic tastes.   

Increase Home Value

According to HomeLight, upgrading your countertops to granite is all that is needed to increase your home’s value. It will also enhance its position in the market.  On top of this, Forbes states that “A home seller can expect to recover around 25% of the retail cost of recently installed granite tops“.  

When you look at it this way, the money you are investing in the installation of the granite countertops will partially come back to you.  It is a worthwhile investment!  Plus, with how unique each slab of granite is, you can be sure that your bathroom is different from any other bathroom out there.  This alone adds a certain amount of appeal to future potential home-buyers.

Complete Your Dream Bathroom with Granstone!

If you’re interested in learning more about adding granite countertops to your bathroom(s), please contact Granstone!  Launched in 2011, our team is a leader in the industry of countertop renovations in the Ottawa area. We won’t stop until you are completely satisfied with your newly elevated space.

Please, feel free to take a look at examples of our work in our portfolio here.  If you see something that catches your eye or piques your interest, call us at (613) 733-0391.  You may also email us with any questions at [email protected].


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