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Pros and Cons of Different Vanity Tops

Pros and Cons of Different Vanity Tops

Pros and cons of different vanity tops

If you think your vanity is due for an upgrade, but you can’t afford it as you are on a tight budget, why not just replace its top? With the vanity highlighting your bathroom, you need to ensure it’s always looking spic and span.

Pros and cons of different vanity tops

If you think your vanity is due for an upgrade, but you can’t afford it as you are on a tight budget, why not just replace its top? With the vanity highlighting your bathroom, you need to ensure it’s always looking spic and span.

There are so many vanity tops available for different shaped and sized vanities, that you need to carefully choose the right top. As far as material is concerned, look for a vanity top which is resistant to materials like toothpaste, makeup and acetone based liquids which it most likely will come in contact with throughout the day.

As long as you have a standard sized vanity base, you can conduct a cheap, low-fuss upgrade to your existing vanity with a new vanity top which complements your bathroom tiles and bathroom accessories.

Various Materials

Laminate

Laminate is a popular option as its affordable, available in various colors and patterns and is easy to clean. However it’s fairly durable, difficult to repair and has to be replaced most of the time when damaged.

Marble

This is the most expensive material to consider for your vanity top, and perfect for high end homes. However it needs frequent resealing as it is porous and stains easily.

Cultured Marble

Cultured marble is a manufactured resin product which looks similar to natural marble but is much cheaper. Though it’s heat, stain and scratch resistant, it tends to fade with time and its top gel coat tends to crack.

Granite

Granite is no longer confined to just the kitchen. Though an expensive option, it is beautiful, durable and stain resistant, and can last a long time if properly resealed. There are also cultured granite tops which are a mix of stone and fillers but look and feels just like granite, at half the price. It doesn’t need any sealing like its natural counterpart.

Now you know the pros and cons of the most popular vanity tops in the market to day, it’s left to you to choose one which complements your vanity, bathroom and of course, pocket!

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