Our chosen materials – granite, quartz, marble, and Dekton – are all suitable for bathroom countertop use, though marble and granite require sealing to keep them from absorbing water. Quartz and Dekton are the low-maintenance options here, requiring no sealing and available in a wide range of man-made colors.
This natural stone is formed from cooling magma in the earth’s crust is a very popular choice, despite its weight. Color-wise, you’re limited to a natural range that includes white, black, red, and the pinks and grays in between. Most granite surfaces are porous and so also need to be sealed annually – our trained staff will be able to advise you.
Available as a natural mineral or more commonly man-made, quartz leads the field when it comes to color variety: red, brown, pink, purple, orange, gold, white, and green are all choices. Its engineered nature makes for a less natural look, but it doesn’t need sealing either, making it a low-maintenance option.
It is testament to marble’s appeal that it is still so popular despite the difficulties in using it. Treated well, it can be the perfect choice, with its perennial coolness, but it does require regular sealing two or three times a year. Stylistically, it is unrivalled for many, with its classic elegance stemming from the distinctive white coloring – the mainstay of a range that also includes pinks, greens, and blue blacks.
The popularity of this man-made, porcelain-like material continues to rise thanks to its high performance. It’s ultra-compact, meaning there’s no room for liquids to seep into, so there’s no need to seal it. On top of that, Dekton is tough to scratch or wear, and its color won’t fade over time. The wide range of colors and patterns continues to grow and we’ve no doubt we’ll be installing more Dekton in the coming years.
This can covers floors and walls around showers and bathtubs and is a common bathroom aesthetic. We work with porcelain, ceramic, natural stone and glass tiles. Tiles are affordable, can be customized into any pattern, and are easy to replace should one crack. The maintenance work for them lies in keeping the grouting clear, but regular cleaning should suffice.