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Laundry Benchtops

Are you doing a laundry renovation, or want to move into your new home, but want to set up your laundry room? Then you will likely need a suitable finishing for a durable laundry that has an aesthetic look.

Different types of benchtops are available for laundry rooms, but stone benchtop finishing is one of the most common. Natural stone benchtops are usually the preferred finishing for laundry benchtops because they are durable and water-resistant, unlike other benchtops. 

How to choose a stone benchtop for your laundry?

If you’ve decided to use a natural stone for your laundry benchtop, there are certain things you need to consider to help you choose a suitable one. Different laundry stone benchtop materials are available, but you can choose the right option by considering the following.

  • Type of stone 
  • The functionality of the stone material 
  • Waterfall and gable edges 
  • Location of your sinks and washing machine 
  • The thickness of the stone 
  • Design of your laundry room
  • The deepness of the supporting cabinets 

What is the best benchtop for laundries?

Several laundry countertop options and different factors affect what would be most suitable for a laundry room. However, the following are considered the most suitable laundry room countertop.

Engineered quartz stone 

Engineered quartz stone comprises about 93% natural quartz material, polymer resins, and pigments. Common brands include SmartStone, Silestone, QuanttumQuartz, and Caesarstone. 

Engineered quartz stone is considered one of the hardest surfaces, making it a durable option for your laundry room benchtop. Its key features include:

  • Heat resistant 
  • Scratch-resistant
  • Requires no additional sealing 
  • Easy to maintain
  • Stain-resistant due to its non-porous material 

Although engineered quartz stone is durable, you may need to consider the following before opting for it. 

  • It is only available in standard sizes
  • Rapid and sudden temperature changes on its surface can damage it. This means that if the heat is intense for your hand, it may also damage the engineered stone benchtop.

Granite 

Granite countertops are a perfect choice for laundry rooms. It has a classic and beautiful look. Although granite countertops have a spotty appearance in the past, the present designs are more sophisticated, especially those with vein-cut slabs. 

Key features of granite benchtops include:

  • Wide range of patterns and colours 
  • Different finishing options, including matte and polished 

Although granite benchtops are durable and unique, they require regular sealing.

Marble 

Marble benchtops have unique designs, making them a preferred option for people who want a statement laundry benchtop, plus they are affordable. Some features that make natural stone benchtops a good option include:

  • No two designs are the same 
  • Durable 
  • Scratch-resistant when installed with a durable surface solution 
  • Different finishing options such as honed, leathered, and polished

Marble benchtops require regular sealing to prevent staining and damage from household cleaning solutions. They tend to darken over time.

Are stone benchtops worth it in a laundry?

When choosing a laundry benchtop finishing, you need to opt for a finishing that meets the practical requirements of a laundry room while considering its aesthetics to suit your laundry room décor. 

Stone benchtops give a unique finishing, and they are resistant to water, wear and tear, so they suitable for your laundry room. 

How much does it cost to install a laundry benchtop?

The cost of installing a benchtop varies, depending on several factors such as the material used, your location, and the expertise of the professional carrying out the installation. To know the cost of installing your preferred laundry benchtop finishing, contact us to request a quote. 

Conclusion 

Even with several options for your laundry benchtop, opting for an engineered quartz stone, marble, or granite benchtop may be a better option. These benchtop options are durable and can withstand the water and temperature changes in a laundry room. 

If you want a practical and stylish laundry room benchtop, call Stone Benchtops Direct on 1300 992 868. 

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