10 best bathroom vanity materials to style your bathroom

10 best bathroom vanity materials to style your bathroom

If you're considering renovating your bathroom, or perhaps you’re building a new house, you have many (many) options when it comes to materials for your bathroom vanity. The choice can be overwhelming, so we've put together a quick guide to some of our favourite materials.
No matter what your style, read on to find the perfect vanity for you.

If you're considering renovating your bathroom, or perhaps you’re building a new house, you have many (many) options when it comes to materials for your bathroom vanity. The choice can be overwhelming, so we've put together a quick guide to some of our favourite materials.

Words by ArchiPro

If you're considering renovating your bathroom, or perhaps you’re building a new house, you have many (many) options when it comes to materials for your bathroom vanity. The choice can be overwhelming, so we've put together a quick guide to some of our favourite materials.

No matter what your style, read on to find the perfect vanity for you. From classic traditional bathrooms to ultra modern chic, there is an option for you.

1. The classic vitreous china 

In use since the '50s, this material has stood the test of time and is sure to serve you well into the future. As a ceramic benchtop coated with glaze, it is strong yet lightweight and easy on the eye – and the wallet. Due to its popularity, there are a range of styles available so it’s easy to find one you like.

2. Modern melamine 

Melamine is a thin laminate applied to the surface of almost anything you like. It is an easy way to get some of those harder-to-achieve looks such as marble, and it stands up to daily wear and tear well. Make sure not to go too hard on it though, as any chips in the resin allow water to penetrate which could compromise the look or even functionality of your vanity.

3. Warm and welcoming wood

The rustic charm of wood should not be overlooked. It is warm and inviting and can be a recycled piece, adding eco-friendliness to its appeal. If you choose this route, be sure to protect it well from water damage by coating it with epoxy.

Bathroom Solutions from Poggenpohl
Bathroom Solutions from Poggenpohl

4. Plywood for an industrial look

Plywood is easy to source, strong yet flexible, and resists water well. Made of thin boards glued together with the grain at right angles, it can be eco-friendly and is incredibly versatile. So why wouldn't you choose plywood? It looks great in modern and utilitarian style bathrooms that have a spartan feel. Use wisely and it will be a stunning feature.

5. The luxury of granite and marble

The timelessness of stone provides assurance of security and peace of mind. Granite is a hard-wearing and eye-catching accent, while marble is a bit softer and takes time to settle in. Daily use will give marble its own unique feel. It has long been a short-hand for 'luxury' for a reason, so if you're aiming for the top, give this one some serious consideration. Because of its weight, it is expensive to ship and can be difficult to manoeuvre into place.

6. Wrought iron

A wrought iron vanity makes a strong statement. While the metal does need some care to avoid rust, its style will never fade. It’s heavy but has a distinctive character all of its own and can accessorise and provide some unique style to a bathroom vanity.

7. Metals steel/ chrome/ brass

You may wish to pursue a minimalist look. If this is the which case, be sure to cast your eye over a metal washstand. With a variety of metals and finishes available, this simple basin can fit into any uncluttered room with just the right amount of character. There’s a number of styles so contemporary or antique bathrooms can be adorned with metal finishes that fit in perfectly.

 

 

RUBI WALL 900 1 X DRAWER CUZCO COBRE from ROBERTSON BATHWARE 
RUBI WALL 900 1 X DRAWER CUZCO COBRE from ROBERTSON BATHWARE 

8. Solid Surface resins

A Solid Surface vanity provides a seamless look, with no joins or weak points. The material is a man-made resin material that is non-porous so water will never damage it and is one of the easiest surfaces to clean. The resin is mixed with marble dust for a luxury look that is super low maintenance.

9. Concrete is for more than just floors

Hard-wearing, endless variations of colours and shapes and a super-modern look make concrete an option for contemporary homes. Whether you buy a pre-made vanity top or have one made for you by a local tradesman, concrete can be a creative and durable solution. With regular sealing and maintenance, concrete vanities look good for many years.

10. The flexibility of tiles

Ceramic, glass and porcelain tiles provide endless options. There’s a full range of colours, styles, sizes, shapes and patterns so you can choose any look you want- from bright and modern to classic and elegant or anything in between. A tiled vanity also offers the advantage of continuity as a splashback or bath and shower surround for a truly cohesive look. Affordable and adaptable, if the grout is kept clean, a tile vanity is a great way to personalise your bathroom.

So, which bathroom vanity should you choose?

There are many (many) options. Think about what message you wish to convey, and how the different care requirements suit your lifestyle. Let your imagination run a little wild and choose the perfect vanity for your lifestyle.

Top banner image credit: Wiri Master Ensuite by Celia Visser Design

Emeraude Marble - tile & slab from Artedomus
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10 best bathroom vanity materials to style your bathroom
10 best bathroom vanity materials to style your bathroom

10 best bathroom vanity materials to style your bathroom

If you're considering renovating your bathroom, or perhaps you’re building a new house, you have many (many) options when it comes to materials for your bathroom vanity. The choice can be overwhelming, so we've put together a quick guide to some of our favourite materials.
No matter what your style, read on to find the perfect vanity for you.

If you're considering renovating your bathroom, or perhaps you’re building a new house, you have many (many) options when it comes to materials for your bathroom vanity. The choice can be overwhelming, so we've put together a quick guide to some of our favourite materials.

Words by ArchiPro

If you're considering renovating your bathroom, or perhaps you’re building a new house, you have many (many) options when it comes to materials for your bathroom vanity. The choice can be overwhelming, so we've put together a quick guide to some of our favourite materials.

No matter what your style, read on to find the perfect vanity for you. From classic traditional bathrooms to ultra modern chic, there is an option for you.

1. The classic vitreous china 

In use since the '50s, this material has stood the test of time and is sure to serve you well into the future. As a ceramic benchtop coated with glaze, it is strong yet lightweight and easy on the eye – and the wallet. Due to its popularity, there are a range of styles available so it’s easy to find one you like.

2. Modern melamine 

Melamine is a thin laminate applied to the surface of almost anything you like. It is an easy way to get some of those harder-to-achieve looks such as marble, and it stands up to daily wear and tear well. Make sure not to go too hard on it though, as any chips in the resin allow water to penetrate which could compromise the look or even functionality of your vanity.

3. Warm and welcoming wood

The rustic charm of wood should not be overlooked. It is warm and inviting and can be a recycled piece, adding eco-friendliness to its appeal. If you choose this route, be sure to protect it well from water damage by coating it with epoxy.

Bathroom Solutions from Poggenpohl
Bathroom Solutions from Poggenpohl

4. Plywood for an industrial look

Plywood is easy to source, strong yet flexible, and resists water well. Made of thin boards glued together with the grain at right angles, it can be eco-friendly and is incredibly versatile. So why wouldn't you choose plywood? It looks great in modern and utilitarian style bathrooms that have a spartan feel. Use wisely and it will be a stunning feature.

5. The luxury of granite and marble

The timelessness of stone provides assurance of security and peace of mind. Granite is a hard-wearing and eye-catching accent, while marble is a bit softer and takes time to settle in. Daily use will give marble its own unique feel. It has long been a short-hand for 'luxury' for a reason, so if you're aiming for the top, give this one some serious consideration. Because of its weight, it is expensive to ship and can be difficult to manoeuvre into place.

6. Wrought iron

A wrought iron vanity makes a strong statement. While the metal does need some care to avoid rust, its style will never fade. It’s heavy but has a distinctive character all of its own and can accessorise and provide some unique style to a bathroom vanity.

7. Metals steel/ chrome/ brass

You may wish to pursue a minimalist look. If this is the which case, be sure to cast your eye over a metal washstand. With a variety of metals and finishes available, this simple basin can fit into any uncluttered room with just the right amount of character. There’s a number of styles so contemporary or antique bathrooms can be adorned with metal finishes that fit in perfectly.

 

 

RUBI WALL 900 1 X DRAWER CUZCO COBRE from ROBERTSON BATHWARE 
RUBI WALL 900 1 X DRAWER CUZCO COBRE from ROBERTSON BATHWARE 

8. Solid Surface resins

A Solid Surface vanity provides a seamless look, with no joins or weak points. The material is a man-made resin material that is non-porous so water will never damage it and is one of the easiest surfaces to clean. The resin is mixed with marble dust for a luxury look that is super low maintenance.

9. Concrete is for more than just floors

Hard-wearing, endless variations of colours and shapes and a super-modern look make concrete an option for contemporary homes. Whether you buy a pre-made vanity top or have one made for you by a local tradesman, concrete can be a creative and durable solution. With regular sealing and maintenance, concrete vanities look good for many years.

10. The flexibility of tiles

Ceramic, glass and porcelain tiles provide endless options. There’s a full range of colours, styles, sizes, shapes and patterns so you can choose any look you want- from bright and modern to classic and elegant or anything in between. A tiled vanity also offers the advantage of continuity as a splashback or bath and shower surround for a truly cohesive look. Affordable and adaptable, if the grout is kept clean, a tile vanity is a great way to personalise your bathroom.

So, which bathroom vanity should you choose?

There are many (many) options. Think about what message you wish to convey, and how the different care requirements suit your lifestyle. Let your imagination run a little wild and choose the perfect vanity for your lifestyle.

Top banner image credit: Wiri Master Ensuite by Celia Visser Design

Emeraude Marble - tile & slab from Artedomus
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10 best bathroom vanity materials to style your bathroom

10 best bathroom vanity materials to style your bathroom

If you're considering renovating your bathroom, or perhaps you’re building a new house, you have many (many) options when it comes to materials for your bathroom vanity. The choice can be overwhelming, so we've put together a quick guide to some of our favourite materials.
No matter what your style, read on to find the perfect vanity for you.

If you're considering renovating your bathroom, or perhaps you’re building a new house, you have many (many) options when it comes to materials for your bathroom vanity. The choice can be overwhelming, so we've put together a quick guide to some of our favourite materials.

Words by ArchiPro

If you're considering renovating your bathroom, or perhaps you’re building a new house, you have many (many) options when it comes to materials for your bathroom vanity. The choice can be overwhelming, so we've put together a quick guide to some of our favourite materials.

No matter what your style, read on to find the perfect vanity for you. From classic traditional bathrooms to ultra modern chic, there is an option for you.

1. The classic vitreous china 

In use since the '50s, this material has stood the test of time and is sure to serve you well into the future. As a ceramic benchtop coated with glaze, it is strong yet lightweight and easy on the eye – and the wallet. Due to its popularity, there are a range of styles available so it’s easy to find one you like.

2. Modern melamine 

Melamine is a thin laminate applied to the surface of almost anything you like. It is an easy way to get some of those harder-to-achieve looks such as marble, and it stands up to daily wear and tear well. Make sure not to go too hard on it though, as any chips in the resin allow water to penetrate which could compromise the look or even functionality of your vanity.

3. Warm and welcoming wood

The rustic charm of wood should not be overlooked. It is warm and inviting and can be a recycled piece, adding eco-friendliness to its appeal. If you choose this route, be sure to protect it well from water damage by coating it with epoxy.

Bathroom Solutions from Poggenpohl
Bathroom Solutions from Poggenpohl

4. Plywood for an industrial look

Plywood is easy to source, strong yet flexible, and resists water well. Made of thin boards glued together with the grain at right angles, it can be eco-friendly and is incredibly versatile. So why wouldn't you choose plywood? It looks great in modern and utilitarian style bathrooms that have a spartan feel. Use wisely and it will be a stunning feature.

5. The luxury of granite and marble

The timelessness of stone provides assurance of security and peace of mind. Granite is a hard-wearing and eye-catching accent, while marble is a bit softer and takes time to settle in. Daily use will give marble its own unique feel. It has long been a short-hand for 'luxury' for a reason, so if you're aiming for the top, give this one some serious consideration. Because of its weight, it is expensive to ship and can be difficult to manoeuvre into place.

6. Wrought iron

A wrought iron vanity makes a strong statement. While the metal does need some care to avoid rust, its style will never fade. It’s heavy but has a distinctive character all of its own and can accessorise and provide some unique style to a bathroom vanity.

7. Metals steel/ chrome/ brass

You may wish to pursue a minimalist look. If this is the which case, be sure to cast your eye over a metal washstand. With a variety of metals and finishes available, this simple basin can fit into any uncluttered room with just the right amount of character. There’s a number of styles so contemporary or antique bathrooms can be adorned with metal finishes that fit in perfectly.

 

 

RUBI WALL 900 1 X DRAWER CUZCO COBRE from ROBERTSON BATHWARE 
RUBI WALL 900 1 X DRAWER CUZCO COBRE from ROBERTSON BATHWARE 

8. Solid Surface resins

A Solid Surface vanity provides a seamless look, with no joins or weak points. The material is a man-made resin material that is non-porous so water will never damage it and is one of the easiest surfaces to clean. The resin is mixed with marble dust for a luxury look that is super low maintenance.

9. Concrete is for more than just floors

Hard-wearing, endless variations of colours and shapes and a super-modern look make concrete an option for contemporary homes. Whether you buy a pre-made vanity top or have one made for you by a local tradesman, concrete can be a creative and durable solution. With regular sealing and maintenance, concrete vanities look good for many years.

10. The flexibility of tiles

Ceramic, glass and porcelain tiles provide endless options. There’s a full range of colours, styles, sizes, shapes and patterns so you can choose any look you want- from bright and modern to classic and elegant or anything in between. A tiled vanity also offers the advantage of continuity as a splashback or bath and shower surround for a truly cohesive look. Affordable and adaptable, if the grout is kept clean, a tile vanity is a great way to personalise your bathroom.

So, which bathroom vanity should you choose?

There are many (many) options. Think about what message you wish to convey, and how the different care requirements suit your lifestyle. Let your imagination run a little wild and choose the perfect vanity for your lifestyle.

Top banner image credit: Wiri Master Ensuite by Celia Visser Design

Emeraude Marble - tile & slab from Artedomus
Emeraude Marble - tile & slab from Artedomus

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