There are two areas of the home that have been getting a lot of attention these days, the laundry room and the mudroom. Both have been getting a lot of hype as homeowners realize that these two areas can become great places to organize and store belongings.
Having the right configuration of storage, sinks, countertops, and seating can allow you to get through your day more quickly. With a well-organized mudroom, you can find outdoor items, sports equipment, or camping gear when you need it. With a well laid out laundry room, you can treat stains, hang clothes to dry, or even store out of season items.
It’s become common in both of these areas to include either a sink, a countertop, or both. Using quartz in these areas increases the benefits you’ll receive, making these areas even more functional and useful for the whole family.
Choosing Countertop Material for Laundry Rooms
Both the mudroom and the laundry room are considered high use/utility areas in the home. The mudroom is the place the family enters directly from outdoors. It’s where boots get left, winter clothes get stored, and sports equipment is organized for a quick grab as you leave the house.
Because you enter directly from outdoors, you’re tracking in sand, salt, snow, rain, mud, and other debris. This means that anything you keep in there needs to either be impervious to these elements or protected from them. So, flooring, seating, and countertops all need to be low maintenance materials that are exceptionally durable and easy to clean.
The laundry room is where soiled clothes go to be treated, and where clean clothes are sorted and stored. It’s common to have detergents, bleach, and fabric softeners stored in this area as well - any of which may spill and stain or harm certain materials. So any materials used in the laundry room are also typically low maintenance and durable. If something spills, you want to be able to clean it up quickly, before it can stain nearby clothing, and you want to ensure it doesn’t harm the area it spilled on either.
Regardless of whether you’re creating a bench, a countertop, or storage shelves, quartz makes an ideal surface material for both mudrooms and laundry rooms. This man made material contains more than 90% natural quartz - one of the hardest materials on Earth. The quartz is incredibly durable and low maintenance. It’s easy to clean, requires no sealing, and is resistant to scratching and staining. No matter what debris is brought in or what may spill on it; it will remain easy to clean and looking great for the lifetime of the room.
In addition, it’s very common for laundry rooms to include a sink area, and increasingly common for some mudrooms as well. Quartz countertops are an ideal surrounding for sinks. With quartz, you can easily undermount a sink to help make the cleaning of the surrounding area easier. You can also coordinate the sink area with other countertop, bench, shelf, and folding areas in the room, creating one, cohesive look and design.
Both mudrooms and laundry rooms are such utilitarian places that it’s easy to overlook the fact that they can also be great looking. Style is important to these spaces for a few reasons.
One, if the mudroom is the main entryway for the home, then it will also be seen by visitors.
Two, areas that look great are places you want to spend time in. This includes areas where chores and work typically take place, such as the laundry room. By using quartz in these areas, you not only get a low maintenance, durable material, you also get a lot of choices for style and color, including those that look like marble, bold colors like rich blue, and contemporary styles that mimic the look of concrete.
Quartz is also versatile enough to be used in a variety of ways. Create a bench seat in your mudroom to assist in putting on shoes. Top your washer and dryer with a quartz countertop that will assist in folding. Put up quartz shelving in either room for added storage that will enhance the function of the space.
Invest in Quartz for Your Laundry Room Countertop
If you’re remodeling your mudroom or laundry room, take a look at quartz for your countertop, sink top, or shelving needs. This versatile and attractive material will hold up to whatever use you put the room to, while enhancing its style at the same time. Consider quartz for these two high use areas and get more out of the function of your home.