A quartz or solid surface countertop is becoming more and more popular as modern design takes hold of the countertop industry. For its unique price point, lying between laminate and granite, it locks down a common niche of homeowners who want a dependable countertop that doesn’t cost as much but remains a highly durable material. Though there are unique differences between solid surface and quartz, the way to repair them yourself is essentially the same, with minor differences. These types of countertops are very user friendly to repair, but we always recommend getting in touch with a local countertop installation expert in order to have a comprehensive plan of action before more damage occurs.
The most frequent repair in these types of countertops, and most, is the repair of hairline cracks on the surface of the countertop. This repair does differ significantly between solid surface and quartz:
The easiest repair of quartz and solid surface countertops are the minor scratches that come from wear and tear. In a residential countertop environment, it’s not uncommon for family members or appliances to make minor scratches over years of use. You fix these in the exact same way; the simple application of sandpaper or a general buffing appliance. Clean the region around the scratch, ensure it’s not a compromising crack in the countertop, and patiently buff the area. Generally, within a few minutes, the scratch will entirely disappear, restoring the original look of the countertop. If you are uncomfortable repairing your damaged quartz countertop, reach out to Classic Countertop for an affordable, highly experienced repair service.