Bathrooms are one of the most used rooms in any home, and like any other high-traffic area, you want to make sure you fill it with durable and easy-to-maintain products. Luckily the days of sacrificing looks for a stronger bathroom sink are long gone – today, you can have a long-lasting, easy-to-maintain sink made from some of the most beautiful natural stone. Here at GranitePro, we offer the easiest bathroom sinks to maintain through the installation of granite, marble, quartz, and soapstone countertops and sinks. Contact us today at 410.870.8546 for your free consultation and quote.
Easy to Maintain Bathroom Sinks
Granite is a beautiful and durable natural stone that looks good in any style of bathroom. It is one of the easiest natural stone options to maintain. When it comes to maintaining granite, simple regular cleanings are the best way to ensure the beautiful and luxurious finish that granite is known for.
The most important thing to avoid using when cleaning your countertops is any harsh chemical cleaners or abrasive materials. This will more than likely lead to scratching and pitting on the surface, which deteriorates the finish and makes the surface harder to clean in the future. A soft microfiber cloth is what we recommend you use when wiping down your granite. A dry cloth is great for dusting and simple cleaning. For deeper cleans, we recommend using a specialized natural stone cleaner that is chemically formulated not to alter the finish of your bathroom sink.
While quartz is commonly believed to be a natural stone, it is actually a mineral. To make quartz bathroom sinks, the mineral is first ground up. It is then mixed with an epoxy resin material to bind the quartz together for a smooth and non-porous finish. As a result, quartz bathroom sinks are very easy to clean and extremely versatile in their design, thanks to the manufacturing process.
Quartz is a really durable material, and while it is highly resistant to scratching and chipping, it is not invincible. For this reason, you must resist using any abrasive cloths or sponges for cleaning your bathroom sink. If there is some hard-to-remove material on your quartz sink or countertop, then you should use a plastic putty knife or straight-edged object to scrape it off. Once you have removed any buildup through scraping, you can use a mild soap or glass cleaner with a soft cloth or sponge to do a final thorough cleaning. Dawn dish soap and Windex make a great cleaner that can safely be used on quartz sinks and countertops.
When something is spilled on quartz, you must clean it up as quickly as possible. If you fail to do so, depending on what was spilled, it could stain your sink or countertop. If this happens, we recommend you use a professional quartz cleaning product or adhesive remover like Goo-Gone.
Soapstone, if you haven’t already guessed by the name, is a natural stone that not only looks great in a bathroom but it is super easy to clean and maintain as well. Soapstone is harvested in the same way other natural stones are, but it retains one distinctive advantage over other stones—it is non-porous. This smooth surface makes soapstone a great choice for an easy-to-maintain bathroom sink.
When soapstone is first installed, it requires routine oiling with mineral oil, but the more it gets used, the less you have to oil it. Far less sensitive than other stones, you don’t have to be near as cautious about what type of cleaners you use. Soap and water are a great choice, but soapstone can withstand more harsh cleaners as well, such as those containing bleach.
Bathroom Sink Installation from GranitePor
When it comes to installing a new bathroom sink, it pays to consider the maintenance and cleaning requirements of the material you choose. We here at Granite Pro hope this helps you understand what the easiest bathroom sinks to maintain are, and if you have any other questions, feel free to contact us at 410.870.8546, or contact us online for your free consultation and quote.