As we usher in a new year, we’ve gained greater perspective about the function of the spaces within our home, not just the form. With a heightened awareness of cleanliness and sanitizing during the COVID pandemic, there’s a shift towards having high-traffic areas, such as bathrooms, prioritize easy-to-clean surfaces and antimicrobial features.
To find inspiration, we turned to Rock Solid Supply, a company based in Barrie, ON, that provides high-quality vanity and stone countertop products. We LOVE this feature look from Rock Solid’s Stonewood Bath Cabinetry collection.
The quality materials, design, and colours shown in this feature look definitely speak to common trends we’re seeing in bathrooms for 2021. Here’s a list of our top 3 trends to inspire your bathroom redesign, keeping in mind our ever growing awareness of cleanliness and calm.
Easy to Clean Surfaces
Rock Solid’s Stonewood countertops are available in quartz and granite stone. While granite is naturally resistant to bacteria, this does not mean it is impervious to germs. Granite countertops should be regularly sealed to help the surface resist liquids that can harbour bacteria. Fortunately, all Stonewood’s granite countertops are sealed. Just make sure you follow the product guidelines to keep up with sealing maintenance.
Quartz is one of the most durable and hygienic countertop surfaces made from a mixture of natural minerals held together using polymers and resin. As a result, quartz countertops are non-porous with nowhere for bacteria to hide.
Common household products, like Clorox Multi-Surface cleaners, are safe to use on quartz. In fact, Stonewood’s product information sheet recommends using an all-purpose cleaner, such as Green Works, to clean countertops and vanity surfaces.
Check out this beautiful Stonewood Glacier Quartz countertop featured on their Instagram page! This white top has a dramatic grey veining that adds elegance to any vanity.
Flooring and antimicrobial don’t seem like two words you’d put together in the same sentence… but we’re going to do it! Beaulieu Canada’s One2Floor luxury vinyl is an easy-to-install flooring option that also has an antimicrobial surface finish!
That’s not all this flooring offers. It’s 100% waterproof and ultra durable, making it an ideal material for the bathroom. If you have (or want to install) an embedded heating system, luxury vinyl can easily be used.
This luxury vinyl option in Biology 0030 is phthalates free, meaning it will not affect your quality of life. Plus it has a lifetime residential use warranty!
A fresh coat of paint is probably the easiest and most affordable renovation option for your bathroom. Due to the high moisture nature of this space, make sure you invest in a good quality paint that is resistant to mold and mildew.
PPG’s PURE PERFORMANCE® Paint & Primer in One interior latex has excellent hiding and application properties (save time by having to paint fewer coats!)… plus it has low odour, zero-VOC, and antimicrobial properties. Best of all, this paint is mildew resistant!
Looking for a fresh colour? While we love the deep blue in this featured look, check out PPG’s 2021 Paint Color Palette of the Year. Both natural and serene, this palette brings warm lightness and a sense of calm to a space… and we can all use a little extra calm this year.
Create This Look
Do you love this look? Bring in your inspiration, and our team of Project Experts can help you build a materials list and plan out your renovation project. Looking to have someone else complete your bathroom update? Our We Install team is here to help.