Which material to choose for the bathroom top
Are you renovating your house and it’s time to choose the bathroom top? Let’s take a look at the most commonly used materials on the market. Then we’ll give you some tips to help you choose the best compromise between aesthetics and functionality.
Laminate and porcelain stoneware
Plastic laminate is a material obtained by pressing several layers of paper impregnated with resins. It is an economical choice and is generally available in a wide selection of colours, finishes and effects. It is also important to say that laminate is non-porous. This makes it resistant to common disinfectants and high temperatures.
Stoneware is another material that is often used for bathroom countertops. It is obtained by firing natural clays at very high temperatures and, thanks to its eco-sustainability, is a very popular material. It lends itself to many different uses thanks to its robustness and incredible resistance to chemicals. However, we recommend the use of neutral detergents for cleaning.
Like laminate, porcelain stoneware is aesthetically versatile and can add an extra touch of modernity to the bathroom. Its texture can be similar to that of wood, marble, stone and more.
Wood for a timelessly elegant bathroom top
If you want your home to provide a warm and cosy atmosphere in every room, a beautiful wooden top is a must as a washbasin base. This material is capable of making any room fascinating. The various types of wood that can be used have different tones and grains that suit both classic and modern settings. Wood is a timeless, natural and versatile material and can be cleaned with microfibre cloths and lukewarm water (possibly with mild soap).
If you choose this material for your bathroom worktop, you will necessarily need the support of a specialised and reliable company. This is the only way to obtain a top that has been skilfully treated and even customised according to your needs and preferences. Discover our washbasin shelves by clicking here QUI!
Glass and marble
Glass is one of the most commonly used materials for making worktops. This is a very popular material made from silicon derivatives. It has a smooth surface and is completely waterproof. Of course, despite the treatments it undergoes, glass is still a delicate material. Therefore, abrasive products and solvents should be avoided when cleaning it. Special care must be taken to keep it dry (to prevent streaks) and to avoid damaging it. A glass bathroom top can crack if a very hard object falls on it, or can be damaged if it comes into contact with very hot tools or utensils.
Marble is a metamorphic rock composed of calcium carbonate. Due to its physical properties, it naturally has colourations, micro-cracks and veins that make each piece unique. It is an excellent and perfect choice for those who want an elegant and prestigious bathroom. It requires special products for sanitation, but with a little care it will last practically forever.
What is the perfect bathroom top for you?
As you have seen, the bathroom top comes in many materials. You should choose according to your lifestyle, the style of your home and your personal aesthetic taste. At GAIA we make high-quality, customised and durable tops in wood, marble and other materials. We choose only the best materials to guarantee the best results and to enhance each our collection with a unique personality.