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Old 08-20-2013, 11:52 AM   #1
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Bathroom countertop

I've been doing some research into different types of countertops for a bathroom and I've been comparing tile vs concrete vs wood. Which of these is the best option in terms of durability/longevity/cost?


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Neither is suitable for a hard used bath like a kids bath. Either would be good for an adult's bath with light use. Both have their maintenance drawbacks and are not care free. If you want something easy to live with, then something like a solid surface or granite or quartz would be a better choice by far.


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No way would I have picked and of the choices you listed.
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I suggest you to go for granite or marble counter top. In terms of durability and cost this is nice. Both of these can fulfill all your requirements easily. Otherwise neither of your choice would work.
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Quartz is your best option. .
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Granite is OK, but needs to be sealed. Marble is very porous and is risky even if sealed.
I agree that Quartz is an excellent choice from a durability point of view. Totally non-porous.
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:38 AM   #7
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The three you listed all require special steps to seal and maintain them. Wood probably being the worst for a wet area where kids are involved. Tile coming in second due to the on-going hassles of keeping all that grout clean. Concrete still requires sealers, and those have to be maintained.

As others have suggested, granite, composite quartz products and synthetic composites (corian, etc) are much, much better choices for a kids bath.


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