Thursday, August 25, 2011

Quartz reigns supreme as a bathroom vanity topper

There's no denying the fact that a new bathroom vanity can transform a space and help increase the overall value of your home.

According to Kitchen & Bath Design News (KBDN), while the style of a bathroom vanity can make a statement about the homeowner's personality, the vanity top is also an important design consideration.

"Solid surfaces are still in high demand, although there is a slight transition moving from granite materials to engineered solid surfaces," Angela O'Neill, director of marketing and advertising for Wellborn Cabinets, told KBDN.

In addition to granite, vanity manufacturers say that quartz is gaining popularity for its durability and style.

San Francisco-area cabinet manufacturer Sincere Home Decor, for instance, has increased the number of color options of quartz its customers can choose from to 15. Company officials say one of the reasons the surface is becoming more requested by its customers is because it's easy to maintain.

"Quartz countertops are scratch-resistant, stain-resistant, chip and crack-resistant, nonabsorbent and nonporous, mold and mildew resistant. They maintain a consistent color and are immune to freezing and thawing," states a Sincere Home Décor press release.