How to choose the right stone for your bathroom

02-Jul-2014 Selecting the right kind of stone countertops for your bathroom will depend on a number of factors such as style, preference and your budget of course.  Your bathroom is a high traffic room and you aren't likely to renovate it too often.  So, when making your choice, you should consider the pros and cons of each of your options.

Marble screams elegance and is available in a multitude of colours.  It is, however, one of the more expensive options and more susceptible to stains.  Stains can be prevented if the correct measures are taken as soon as the surface is installed.

Limestone gives a more primitive, natural look and is a readily available material.  There are a number of colours to choose from and it is known for its matt finish.  Since it is a highly absorbent substance, regular cleaning is essential.

Slate is known for its durability and tends to cost a fair amount more because of this.  It is also important to seal the surface as soon as it is fitted so as to prevent staining.

Sandstone, much like marble, is available in some wonderful natural shades.  Much the same as any stone surface, it should also be treated in order to prevent stains from taking hold.

Granite is probably one of the most expensive options.  It is, however, an extremely durable option and will surely last you for years to come.  Since you won't need to replace them again any time soon, you will definitely get your money's worth out of this investment.  It is bacteria resistant and highly stain resistant once it has been sealed.

Soapstone is non-porous, durable and naturally stain resistant.  It is also a low maintenance option.

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