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Bathroom countertops can have a huge impact on the style and comfort of your home. Here at Granite & Marble Solutions, we think it's important to keep you up to date on the latest trends in countertops for all the bathrooms in your home. These are the trends you should keep in mind when picking out granite countertops in Cumming, GA.


Granite

Homeowners want and need durable, stylish countertops that require minimal maintenance. When it comes time to install bathroom countertops, many people choose granite, a gorgeous material known for its stunning specks and swirls. Despite the higher price tag, people are drawn to granite bathroom countertops for their luxurious look that adds value to any residence. This stone is also a practical investment because it isn't susceptible to heat or water damage and resists stains.


Engineered Stone

While granite countertops have long been one of the most popular choices for quality countertops, Engineered Stone is quickly catching up. This material is usually made of 90 percent quartz particles, creating a nonporous surface that resists stains, cracks, scratches, mold and mildew. Perhaps one of the best features is that engineered stone looks and feels like natural stone, without the need for upkeep and constant cleaning.

Marble


Some of the most captivating sculptures in history have been made from marble, and this beautiful stone is used for magnificent countertops, too. The main downside is that most marble scratches and stains easily. It's best to save it for an adults only area or guest bedroom where it will be treated with gentle care and proper cleaning.


Laminate

Do you want the elegant look of fancy, expensive stones without the hefty price tag? Laminate is a preferred choice for remodels on a budget, as these low-cost countertops are available in a wide array of colors and patterns. Advancements in the manufacturing process have allowed for new laminate surfaces that look like granite, marble and more natural stones. While laminate countertops are hard to stain, they can be damaged by hot hair appliances like straighteners and curling irons.


Concrete

Concrete isn't just for your garage or sidewalk! Now, concrete countertops are appearing more often, in part due to their impressive customization. Concrete can be poured into almost any shape and size, and you can dye it any color you'd like! Concrete countertops protect against heat, scratches, and stains, so this is an appreciated accessory for a busy bathroom full of children or multiple adults getting ready in the morning. The main concerns with concrete countertops include the necessary regular sealing and the cost of custom installations.


Tile

There's nothing wrong with a classic choice! Tile has been a common choice for bathroom countertops for decades, especially with the variety of colors, patterns and textures to select from. It's easy to create your own design that you truly love with tiles. These countertops resist heat and water damage, and are relatively easy to clean, except for the grout lines where grime can build up over time.


There you have it! We hope you can use these trends as you plan for your bathroom construction or remodel.