Vanity Tops and Panels

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We Install Vanity Tops and Panels

Installation Services in Orlando

Division Nine specializes in the installation of kitchen countertops and bathroom vanity tops and panels. We provide commercial and residential services, new construction installations, and countertop replacements.

Division Nine consultants are available to assist homeowners in the process of selecting the perfect stone products for their bathroom spaces. When a total bathroom remodel is occurring, our consultants work with customers in selecting stone for all bathroom surfaces, including vanities, showers, floors, and walls.

When design work is complete, our fabrication and installation teams step in. They take precise measurements, cut the stone slabs, and fit and install the new vanity tops.

Granite: A Popular Natural-Stone Choice

Granite is one of the most commonly selected natural stones for vanity tops and panels. Consumers love granite for its rich coloring, solidity, and elegant, high-end appearance.

Granite is an excellent choice for bathroom vanities and panels because it is durable, easy to keep clean, and resists moisture and scratches. 

Granite is a porous rock, so it does require sealing. There are tiny gaps between the crystals that make up the granite, and if these are not sealed, they will accept water, soaps, liquid, bacteria, and germs present on the vanity top. To keep a granite vanity top clean, stain-free, and germ-free, homeowners must apply a sealer at least once every year.

Engineered Stone Tops and Panels

A wide variety of engineered (manmade) stone products is available for vanity tops and panels. These usually cost less than natural stone.

Cultured Marble Vanity Tops

Cultured, or manmade, marble is composed of crushed natural marble, polyester resins, colorants, and fillers. This mixture is poured into a mold, allowed to cure, and removed. Many profile options are available; the only limiting factor is the mold itself.

Consumers like cultured marble vanity tops because:

  • They are nonporous and do not require sealing
  • They have no grouted joints that need cleaning
  • They are less expensive than natural marble tops
  • They resist stains and mildew
  • They resist scratches and chipping
  • They are available in a wide range of colors and profiles

Cultured Onyx Vanity Tops

Natural onyx stands apart from other stones because of its unique translucent properties. The partial transparency allows for its bold, often wild, color bands to be seen inside the stone, giving it dramatic depth. Natural onyx vanity tops are usually quite expensive.

Cultured, or engineered, onyx captures the same stunning look without the price tag of natural onyx. Other benefits of cultured onyx for vanity tops include:

  • Availability in a wide range of colors (custom-blended hues are possible with some manufacturers)
  • Durability
  • Resistance to water, stains, burns, and heat
  • It is non-porous and does not require sealing

Quartz Vanity Tops

Quartz is an engineered stone made of naturally occurring quartzite, silicon dioxide, resin, and pigments. The mixture is poured into molds and allowed to cure.

Consumers, designers, and builders alike appreciate quartz for its beauty, hardness, and functionality. For vanity tops and panels, quartz enjoys these benefits:

  • Highly durable. Super-strong quartzite plus industrial-strength resin produces a product that is harder than stone.
  • Stain- and scratch-resistant
  • Nonporous, so it resists bacteria and germs
  • No need for sealing
  • Uniform in color and patterning
  • Wide variety of color options
  • Many profile options

Caring for Vanity Tops and Panels

Cleaning and Caring for Natural Stone Tops

Natural stone vanity tops such as granite are porous. They must be sealed and then resealed at least annually. Natural stone tops may be cleaned with a wet cloth, warm water, and mild dish detergent. Commercial stone cleaners are also effective.

Natural stone vanity tops should not be cleaned with scouring powders, scouring pads, or products containing ammonia, bleach, vinegar, or lemon juice.

Cleaning and Caring for Engineered Stone Tops

Cleaning vanity tops made of engineered/cultured materials is easy. Use a clean cloth with warm, soapy water and wipe the surface. Rinse the cloth and wipe the surface a second time.

Remove stains such as ink, marker, or dyes with denatured alcohol, taking care to clean off the alcohol afterward with warm, soapy water. Engineered vanity tops are durable and scratch resistant. However, they are not impervious to scratching and chipping. Take care not to use sharp knives on these surfaces or drop heavy objects onto them.

Avoid using products on engineered stone surfaces such as bleach, turpentine, nail polish remover, drain cleaner, or oven cleaner. These products contain ingredients that can damage the tops.

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