Hardwood is a popular material for vanity units because of its strength and durability. Solid hardwood is usually made from oak, cherry or maple that has the rich natural grain texture that is appealing to the senses. Throughout history, oak has always been the material of choice for furniture because of its timeless appeal. Whether oak is stained or not it can complement traditional or modern décor.
On the other hand there is a more economical material that can be used for vanities. MDF or medium density fiberboard is made from composite wood fibers that are impregnated with adhesive resin to form a thin decorative layer that can be attached on top of solid wood. The durability of MDF is under question particularly when used as material for bathroom vanity sets.
MDF is not water resistant and when it comes into contact with moisture, it can result into swelling. With quality finish and seals on the back and edges of the vanity set, MDF can prove to be a good material for bathroom furniture. MDF tries to mimic the authentic appearance of hardwood but the difference can easily be distinguished by a keen eye. Hardwood like oak is always a standout when used in bathroom vanities because the natural design of oak is definitely eye catching.
However, aside from material, there are other factors that should be considered when choosing a vanity unit. Standard height of vanity units ranges from 30 to 36 inches. Make sure to choose the right height so that you don’t need to stoop down when washing your hands. Since vanities have become essential components of bathrooms, it is important to consider the vanity top, the sink basins, storage cabinets and taps. You can opt for materials that are ornamental and functional or inexpensive and practical. The choice will largely depend on your budget and requirements.
It you want an eye-catching and durable furniture for your bathroom; your best option is a Marble Basin on Oak Vanity Unit Set. Both marble and oak can give the bathroom a contemporary look that can increase the value of your property.