The surface that is most often cleaned in any kitchen is the countertop. Having burns, chips or even knife cuts in the countertop can make cleaning your counter a nightmare, on top of being unsightly. Countertops are also one of the costliest purchases for any kitchen, whether it’s Carrera marble or formica, counters are expensive to install. Maintaining a clean and uniform appearance is very important to the longevity of any surface. If small damage is left, other people will treat the counters with less and less care – that’s why countertop repair is so important.
Laminate is a very durable surface and the most common countertop material. The most common types of laminate countertop repair include: chips and cracks along the edge of a countertop (often very sharp), pan burns near the stove, and knife cuts. If left un-repaired, laminate is sharp enough to cut your hands on as well as food will collect in the cracks and chips making for an unhealthy surface to prepare food. Surface Experts can help you with your countertop repairs whether its cuts, stains or chips.
A more modern or higher end finish, Stone and other solid surface materials (Quartz, Corian, other aggregate materials) are becoming more and more common. While they look beautiful and are very hard, these surfaces have some downsides. Edge chips are the most common damage and is often a pan/pot nicking the edge that does it. Other damages are cracks, sometimes because of heat or from the sink where the slab is the weakest. Another common problem found with marble and granite especially, is staining near the stove top. When the counters are installed, most installers will not seal the counter due to possible color change that might come from a sealant. Over time oils and grease seep down into the pores of the stone near the stove top and the counter takes on a darker, yellowish tint. Whether it’s removing stains, fixing chips or cracks, Surface Experts has you covered for all your countertop repair needs.