Kids can enrich a home and complete your family. Unfortunately, some kids can also contribute to messes and ruin construction materials within your home. To protect your property against potential damage caused by a careless child, you need to select materials that are durable.
The bathroom is a room that sees significant use throughout the day. Remodeling a bathroom with kid-specific needs in mind will help you extend the life of the materials within your bathroom and keep the room looking nice well into the future.
Give a lot of thought to the countertops that you install in a bathroom frequented by children. The right countertop material can enhance the safety and function of any kid-friendly bathroom remodel.
When homeowners think of marble countertops, they usually conjure up images of luxury kitchens and bathrooms. While marble is a popular option for high-end homes, you can incorporate this beautiful countertop material into your remodeled family bathroom for maximum style and durability.
Some marble products can be susceptible to staining. Since children will probably spill soap onto the countertop or leave traces of toothpaste on bathroom surfaces, select a marble slab that has a low porosity for your home remodel project. Regular sealing combined with low porosity will help prevent spills from seeping into the marble slab and staining your countertops.
Marble also offers the benefit of being resistant to heat. If you have teenage girls who use curling irons or other heated styling tools, this heat-resistant quality can help prevent scorch marks on your bathroom countertops.
Quartz can make a great option for bathrooms that children use on a regular basis. The main benefit a quartz countertop can offer is its ability to resist stains.
Quartz is a natural material that is mined from the Earth. This means that your quartz countertop will have pores, but the pores are much closer together than they are in any other natural countertop material. The closeness of the pores prevents any materials spilled onto the surface of the counters from leaving a stain.
If you want to include light-colored countertops in your family bathroom, then quartz might be your best option to prevent stains from disrupting the pristine whiteness of your countertop surfaces.
Granite is a popular countertop option for homeowners — and for good reason. Countertops that are made from granite are durable and can withstand the test of time.
You will not have to worry about a granite countertop chipping or cracking if your children drop toiletries onto the bathroom counter. Heated styling tools can be placed directly onto the granite without leaving behind burn marks.
Perhaps the most beneficial quality that granite countertops offer is their resistance to water penetration. A sealed granite countertop will prevent moisture from entering the pores of the stone. Eliminating moisture saturation inhibits the growth of bacteria and mold.
Since your children will inevitably splash water onto the countertops while brushing their teeth or washing their hands, granite can be a healthy and safe option for the countertops in your remodeled family bathroom.
Marble, quartz, and granite are all viable countertop material options to incorporate into a kid-friendly bathroom. Marble lends an elegant touch, quartz can resist stains, and granite can make your remodeled bathroom a safer place for your children to spend time.
If you are thinking of remodeling a family bathroom to better meet the needs of your children, contact The Countertop Place for more information about our products and services. We carry a large selection of slabs to choose from, and we can provide reliable installation for your kid-friendly countertops.