Is it Time to Replace Your Countertops?

Good quality kitchen countertops will last a while, but you should be aware of the telltale signs it’s time for a replacement.

Countertop Stains or Burns You Can No Longer Remove

Over time, your countertop may begin to accumulate stains and burn marks that just won’t go away. No matter how much you scrub or seal them, these ugly marks persist. Stubborn signs of wear and tear on your kitchen countertops really hinder the overall appearance of your kitchen. If it is no longer feasible to find less invasive measures to replace the stains and burns, it’s probably time to replace the whole thing.

Outdated Countertops

It’s just a fact that styles come and go. You can try to wait around for your countertops to come back in style but that could take decades! In the meantime, all your guests see is an old and tacky kitchen way past it’s prime. Don’t be the subject of such gossip, update your countertops with classic materials that never go out of style, like granite.

Cracked or Eroding Countertops

Countertops of a lesser quality are quick to crack and need replacing more frequently than countertops made from more durable materials. Low-end countertops can wear down to the point you actually see the wood or particleboard underneath. If this happens, no amount of repairs can solve your problem. Full replacement is the only option.

Smoke or Structural Damage

If there was a fire in your kitchen, the resulting smoke and structural damage can render your countertops (and counters) completely unusable. Replacement is necessary, but luckily homeowner insurance plans usually cover the cost.

Desire to Increase Home Value

If you are looking to sell your house, replacing the kitchen countertops can really increase your home’s overall value. Kitchens are one of the most important rooms for potential buyers, so making sure your kitchen is in top shape is a must. Renovating your kitchen with new countertops is a great investment and the return you get with increased home sale value can’t be beat.

 

The best thing about natural stone countertops, particularly granite, is that they outlast the competition. A coat of sealant is usually all that is necessary when your granite countertops show signs of wear and tear. If you are thinking about increasing the look and value of your home with granite countertops, contact us for more information.

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