Vanity Tops Explained

ACRYLIC VANITY TOP

Acrylic vanity tops are formed from a durable acrylic sheet. This is heat formed to an exact mould and then back filled with a heavy compound.

PRO'S

  • Massive range of sizes
  • Very straight and flat
  • Durable & Strong
  • Easy to repair if scratched
  • Not susceptible to chipping
  • 10 Year warranty
  • Australian Made
  • Can be cut down to custom size if required *only suitable for wall to wall usage

CON'S

  • No Overflow
  • Susceptible to heat damage (e.g. hair straightener)

 

POLYMARBLE VANITY TOPS

PolyMarble vanity tops are moulded using a heavy polymer. They are then coated with a durable glossy coating.

PRO'S

  • Very straight and flat
  • Light scratches repairable
  • Durable & Strong
  • Overflow
  • 5 Year warranty

CON'S

  • Susceptible to chipping
  • Limited range of sizes

 

CERAMIC VANITY TOPS

Ceramic vanity tops use porcelain ceramic moulding techniques for a traditional look and feel.

PRO'S

  • Traditional look and feel
  • Overflow
  • 5 Year warranty
  • Heat resistant

CON'S

  • Susceptible to chipping
  • Smaller range of sizes
  • Surface variations to be expected due to ceramic tops being hand made from natural materials
  • Susceptible to cracking due to impact

 

DOLOMITE VANITY TOPS (MATTE)

Dolomite vanity tops are made up of mineral composite and showcase elegance & sophistication. Dolomite, being the main ingredient, is composed of calcium magnesium carbonate. Rocks containing this raw material are sourced from selected certified mines in the EU and brought to you in these stunning pieces, finished with an elegant, smooth matte surface.

PRO'S

  • Clean crisp lines for easy cleaning
  • Durable & Very Strong
  • 5 Year warranty

CON'S

  • Surface can scratch if not treated with care
  • Limited range of sizes

CAESARSTONE®

Caesarstone® is a 20mm thick engineered stone product that has all the timeless beauty of natural stone. The durable surface is easy to clean. Manufactured with 93% natural quartz, they make a practical and hard wearing surface.

PRO'S

  • Scratch resistant
  • Very 'natural' appearance
  • Heat resistant
  • 'Cold' to touch like real stone
  • 10 Year Warranty

CON'S

  • Susceptible to chipping
  • Can crack with impact
  • Repair is not possible once damaged

 

CORIAN®  TOP

Corian® from DuPont® tops are made from a single piece of 12mm thick solid surface material and thermoformed to shape the basin. A durable mix of resins provide a very hardwearing Matt surface for years of serviceability.

PRO'S

  • Non Porous
  • Very easy to repair if scratched
  • Good stain resistance
  • Crack and chip resistant
  • Can be drilled on site with normal wood holesaw
  • 10 Year Warranty

CON'S

  • Scratches easier than Caesarstone
  • Doesn't have the natural stone 'cold' feel

 

Engineered Stone

Engineered stone such as smart stone and quantam quartz are resistance to weathering which makes them a popular choice for bathroom benchtops and more. Due to this resistance benchtops made with this material are scratch, stain, heat and chip resistant – perfect for the bathroom, the space that is always used!

Quartz surfaces are designed to offer high performance with low maintenance.  They are non-porous so don't require sealing or waxing. Smartstone surfaces come with a 15 year limited warranty and is one of the best engineered quartz surfaces for your bathroom benchtops, while Quantam Quartz has a 10 year limited warranty. Smartstone and quantam quartz surfaces, are manufactured with a minimum of 93% quartz, one of the hardest minerals on earth. The quartz is engineered using advanced technology to give it superior durability

Pro's

  • Non Porus
  • Don't require sealing or waxing
  • Stain resistant
  • 15 Year Warranty
  • Low maintenance

Con's

  • Can be damaged by sudden and rapid heat changes.
  • Cannot rest hot pots or frying pans directly to the surface.

 

Marble

 

Marble is timeless, elegant and cannot be imitated. This is why it’s preferred among those looking for a stylish countertop material. Although it’s available in numerous colour options, there are two that stand out from the rest:
i) Carrara marble is greyish in colour and reasonably priced;
ii) Calacatta marble has a white base with dark veining.
Since it offers a classic appearance, there is no need to worry about your countertop going out of style. But remember, it’s a natural stone so the pattern or colour may vary across slabs, depending on the sourcing and fabricating location. 

Pro's

  • Cold to touch (Great in hot weather)
  • Heat resistant
  • Cannot be imitated
  • Scratch resistant

Con's

  • Vulnerable to staining agents (like wine, juice and oil)
  • Porus
  • Needs sealing on installation and the process repeated every six months