The biggest challenge in our bathroom renovation was finding a sink that fit our less-deep-than-usual vanity. After that, the second biggest challenge has been finding a white counter top that will accommodate an under mount sink. Since laminate could not do that (and we seriously could not find a white laminate that was not a throwback to the 70’s) we looked at other options. We like Corian but the size we need did not meet Corian’s minimum charges (by over $400). Granite was never a consideration for me- I simply don’t like how it looks or feels and it’s impossible to get in white. Quartz is beautiful and Cambria’s White Cliff was a perfect match… until we found out it is not available until next year.
Three weeks ago, a good friend recalled a newspaper article about a supplier in Victoria fabricating quartz-like counters out of recycled glass. We were intrigued… and after sending several white-ish samples back and forth, the whitest Environite counter (the colour is called “Ice”) is going to be perfect for us.
We love that it’s recycled, made locally, cheaper than Quartz but just as durable, stain and scratch resistant, and very pretty. I think it’s going to look fantastic with the back splash tile.
This means that after 3 months, my job of sourcing and obtaining materials is almost done! I still have to figure out that shower curtain…