Advantages of Granite Bath Vanities
For generations, granite has remained one of the most sought-after materials for bathroom vanities. It’s a beautiful natural stone that comes in a wide variety of colors, styles and unique accents to achieve the visual aesthetic you desire. Granite countertops are also incredibly durable and will last and maintain strength and appearance with minimal maintenance decades after installation.
Granite vanities in bathrooms make good sense, as they are heat, scratch and water resistant. It won’t scuff when something heavy falls on it or suffer damage due to contact with extremely hot tools commonly used at a bathroom vanity. You get the stately, clean, modern look you want in a functional piece that enhances the value of your home.
Things to Consider About Natural Stone Granite Vanities
There’s no denying the appeal of granite for a bathroom vanity. However, it might not be the ideal choice for everyone. If you’re looking for a material that’s perfectly uniform in look, you’ll need to consider a different type of countertop. Since granite is a natural stone it varies in color and movement.
Granite may also contain pits and fissures that do not affect how durable the material is or imply damage. Instead, they add to the intrigue of each unique piece. The fact that no two slabs are identical is something that many people value most about granite. It gives you the opportunity to customize your bath vanities, and you’ll never see your exact counters in someone else’s home.
Taking Care of Granite Vanities
How easy it is to care for granite bathroom countertops is a selling point home and business owners are sure to value. In most cases, upkeep is as simple as wiping away dust, dirt and residue with a damp paper towel, soft cloth or sponge. To clean your granite vanity, soap, granite cleaner and most all-purpose cleaners are best. Always refrain from using highly-abrasive or caustic cleaners or sponges or anything with citrus.
Although properly cared-for natural stone vanities can last for generations, you will need to seal granite from time to time. We recommend resealing granite vanity counters every one to two years depending on how heavily you use them. As a rule of thumb, light materials require resealing more often and dark less regularly. You won’t have to repolish granite unless something out of the ordinary happens, in which case you should consult a professional such as the original fabricator.
Pricing Granite Vanities for Bathrooms
The cost of granite bath vanities can vary significantly based on size, the complexity of the design and other factors. Generally, granite stone costs $60 per square foot and up installed.
If you’re thinking of installing granite vanities in your home or business, the experts at Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile are here to help. We’ll analyze your project specifications to provide an accurate estimate of the projected price. Give us a call, contact us online or stop by our showroom in Middletown, PA to request a free quote.