Stainless Steel or Ceramic Vanity Top?
Completing a bathroom is easy with a vanity set, since the console or vanity base, countertop, sink, and even the backsplash are included with most sets. However, choosing the right material for the console base, sink, and countertop isn’t always that easy. Both stainless steel and ceramic are widely used for specific parts of a vanity set. Find out which material is right for which part of the console to make the right selection for your bathroom.
Stainless Steel: Modern and Durable
For a truly contemporary look, a stainless vanity is a great idea. This material is widely used for the supports on console sinks, but it’s also possible to find luxury bathroom vanity sets that feature a steel countertop-and-sink combination. The steel is easy to keep clean and hides dirt better than bright white materials. Since it’s stainless, there’s no worry that a few drops of water left behind will cause a rust problem. It’s easy to find sets that rely on steel for the supports, sink, and countertop alike. Other sets may feature a steel cabinet with a ceramic top.
Ceramic: Classic and Versatile
Ceramic- and porcelain-topped vanities or consoles are the classic way to decorate a bathroom, yet homeowners aren’t limited to traditional styles. Plenty of modern and artistic ceramic vanity designs are available to fit more contemporary tastes. Ceramic is a versatile material, but it’s slightly more prone to showing marks and stains than stainless steel. It’s also easy to crack or chip if a heavy curling iron is dropped along an edge. However, it’s more than tough enough for most homes. Ceramic is only used for the vanity top and sink at most, and it is limited to the sink in many designs. It’s commonly paired with a natural stone vanity top for extra style.