Whether you’re in a home or at work, the need for countertop repair can occur anytime someone touches the surface. Whether it be physical cracks or discoloration from hot surfaces, the impact is the same; a less perfect countertop. Though some changes may be so light you don’t consider a need for countertop repair, being educated on the type of damage occurring will help you keep your countertop in near perfect condition.
Though often not even seen affecting the countertop, the surrounding area often causes issues with countertop sizing in the long run. Issues like:
Laminate and wood countertops are more susceptible, but the ability for countertops to shift from under-countertop water damage applies to any countertop type. If you spot water damage in or around your kitchen, contact your local countertop repair service, Classic Countertops.
Chips and scratches are often one of the most remediable issues that can occur with your laminate, granite, solid surface, or quartz countertop.
To repair a simple scratch caused by utensils on a laminate surface, there are inexpensive repair options offered in the form of a small pen to hide the damage. For solid surface and quartz, countertop repair might be necessary in the form of a small job to buff out the countertop, if unable to be remedied at home. Granite, sadly, often does require countertop repair for serious scratches due to the slightly lengthier epoxy process involved.
Chips, in most cases, are repairable, especially on granite countertops. Typically, it’s a cosmetic repair unless there are sharp edges or it’s an appliance supporting surface. In the case of a granite chip, we insist, for a less serious countertop repair service, to keep the initial chunk or chip that broke off.
Depending on how long the damage was actively applied to the countertop changes the severity, as does your countertop surface.
Regardless of what type of damage your kitchen or workplace is currently undergoing, contacting a local countertop repairman will always give you the most accurate answer than independently researching. Call Bill Blackert at Classic Countertops for the most up to date, industry leading answers.