If you’ve had to deal with any countertop other than a granite one, then you know what a hassle the upkeep can be. Durability is the main issue with these countertops; however, the same is not true for granite countertops.
Although granite countertops are long lasting, this is not to say that they are invulnerable. Granite countertops need special care to realize their full durability potential.
We suggest that you take measures to extend the lifespan of your granite countertop. Refrain from needlessly placing harsh heat on the surface, and be careful not to lean or sit on the countertop. Lastly, if your countertop has reached the end of the road, we will inform you of the signs that may suggest a countertop replacement.
Signs of Wear and Tear
If your countertops are starting to look like they’re losing their allure, be mindful that you may have to give them a minor-to-significant makeover. If you notice any of the following signs of wear and tear, be sure to give us a call to assist you.
1. You Can’t Remove the Burns or Stains on the Countertop
If somehow indelible stains or unsightly burn marks have developed on your countertop, and they remain no matter how vigorously you scrub, it may be a good idea to remove them. Furthermore, if your countertops have serious signs of wear and tear, they can impact the overall aesthetics of your kitchen, making it appear worn down and in need of remodeling.
Keep in mind that it is wise to research the chips, stains, burns, or cracks before to see if they can be repaired or cleaned before resorting to more drastic measures.
2. The Countertops Are Starting to Look Old
Other than the condition of your counters, style may be a good reason to replace your countertop. There’s just not much you can do with outdated counter space. Furthermore, such countertops can make your entire kitchen appear old and antiquated. To guard against the possibility of your countertop one day becoming outdated, choose granite, the material that has withstood the test of time.
3. Your Countertops Have Suffered Structural or Smoke Damage
If a fire has caused smoke or structural damage to your countertops, this will almost always result in the need for them to be replaced completely. Chances are, your homeowner insurance may cover the costs of the repairs.
4. You Notice Erosion and Cracking
Low-end countertops tend to crack over time. When this begins to happen, it may be time to replace them. They can wear down so much so that you’re able to see the wood or material underneath. If this happens to be the case, repairs won’t do much for this problem. At this point, your only option is to replace the counters.
Fortunately, there are affordable, high-quality granite countertops that you can upgrade to without spending an arm and a leg. Contact Lopsang Construction Services to get wholesale prices on quality granite countertops.
Do I Have to Seal My Countertops or Replace Them?
One of the main reasons that granite countertops stand out among others is their durability. For the most part, when you notice that your counters could use a little TLC, you may be able to get away with sealing them. Some of the signs for needing to seal the counters are the same as a full replacement, but there are some minor differences. Sometimes you’ll need to do both.
It generally takes many years for your countertop to get to the point of needing to be replaced. They are indeed low maintenance. We’ve listed some of the telltale signs that you need to seal your granite countertops again.
Know the signs:
- A few years have passed since you last sealed the countertops. Granite is a material that has to be sealed one time every three or so years to keep them looking good.
- The surface of your countertops has etched marks all over.
- There are fissures or fractures in your granite countertops that make them unsightly. In some cases, you’ll need to repair the fissures before sealing the counters again.
- There are moisture rings on your counters from glasses. This is a clear indication that the sealant isn’t working anymore and has worn off since you last treated them.
Looking to Replace Your Countertops?
If you need assistance with touching up or replacing your granite countertops, Lopsang Construction Services is here to help! We are professionals who always put the customer first, and we operate in a versatile fashion. This allows us to accommodate your needs and guide you every step of the way.
Our family-owned business has over a decade of experience, and we take pride in giving you the remodel of your dreams. We specialize in countertops, and we only use the best materials out there. Please call us today for a free consultation!