choosing the perfect type of counter-top

Choosing the perfect type of counter-top

When you are decorating or remodeling your bathroom, the bathroom vanity should not only match your personal tastes and style, but it should also complement the theme of your bathroom and increase its usability and enhance its ambiance. Whether you like traditional, modern, more ornate or sleek designs, your vanities should to fit the space and the styles of your home.

Once you have purchased a double vanity no top, choosing the right counter top for the vanity is important to provide a stylish and perfect decor. The vanity top van can be purchased or custom-fabricated according to your choice. There are a number of options for you.

You will require a pair of sink bowls also to fit along with the top. The tops and bowls come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, materials and colors. You have to make the right selection of the sizes to ensure that top and sinks fit together the vanity in-depth and width. Overall, the look of the top and sinks must go with the vanity and the appearance of your bathroom.

There are solid surfacing and cultured marble that gives you the choice to go for a top with the integral sinks. The integral tops offer a seamless look can be easily installed and cleaned.

Solid Surface:

The solid surface vanity tops are made from composite resins and come in a huge variety of patterns and colors in a matte finish. These tops are stain-resistant and quite durable. You can easily maintain them by just sanding the surface. You can also get the bowls in a neutral color or a matching color. There is a choice to go for other types of bowls that can be attached to the top. You may also opt for a backsplash. These tops are comparatively less expensive than stone tops.

Cultured Marble:

This is a synthetic product made by casting polymers to form solid counter tops. Generally, these tops are pre- fabricated and come in several sizes, designs and patterns. You can choose between a glossy and matte finish . These tops are cheaper, but you get only a few options. These are susceptible to burns, scratches and wear. These cost almost same as the laminate tops.


Tops made of Veneers give solid surfacing. Solid Surfacing Veneer provides almost same look, feel and durability as other solid surfacing. They are generally glued to a base of fiberboard. Solid-surface veneers are much cheaper than the regular solid surfacing.

Natural Stone:

Natural Stones comprise of marble, granite and a variety of other stones. They offer a wide range of beautiful natural colors and textures with highly polished glossy finishes. Mostly the stones are water and heat-resistant. Some are soft and must be sealed to prevent the formation of stains.

Natural stone tops can accept separate under mount type bowls made from different materials like glass, or cast iron, steel, porcelain or stone. The sinks are fixed to the vanity top by the fabricators. You can also get these tops with a separate backsplash for your double vanity no top . The natural stone tops are more expensive and a most popular. The price of the stone tops varies with the type of stone, color and veining or patterns.

Engineered Stone:

Engineered stones are artificially manufactured. Quartz and silica are bonded together under a high pressure at an elevated temperature. These stones are produced in an extensive variety with looks like marble, granite, and other stones. They come in various patterns, colors and polished glossy finishes. These stones do not require any sealing. These are more durable, less susceptible to stain, cracking and bacteria and will suit your double vanity no top.

Ceramic Tops:

Ceramic tile tops and porcelain sinks are also a common choice for many people. You can get a variety of them, mixed, and match in a countless ways.

You can choose a top for your double vanity no top from the above options depending on your liking and budget.

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