Is Your Countertop Ready to Retire?
When thinking about a haunted house, you might imagine broken windows, dirty floors, and peeling paint. You likely wouldn’t add “an old countertop” to that list, but the pros at Capitol Granite are here to tell you that outdated counters are just as scary to us as ghosts and goblins!
This fall, let’s take a good look at your countertops (if you dare!) and discover if it’s time for an upgrade.
Cracks and Chips
One of the most obvious signs of a countertop in need of replacement is cracking or chipping. Not only do cracked countertops look bad, but the severed edges can be sharp and dangerous. Cracks can be caused by a hard hit, improper installation, or even by existing natural fissures in the material. If your countertop is cracked, it’s best to replace the piece as soon as possible.
Burns and Stains
From boiling pots of water to curling irons, our countertops are exposed to heat on a daily basis. On some materials, you can simply scrub the burn away with the help of cleaning products, but on others, such as laminate, the burn will be permanent.
Other staining materials include:
- Nail polish
- Tomato juice
One or two stains may not give you a headache, but after years of wear and tear, the messes add up and it’s time for a nice, clean slate.
Many people’s worst fear is going out of style. While many retro designs and materials have begun to come back into fashion, not all of them will be your cup of tea. If you’re screaming at the sight of your outdated, tiled countertop, consider upgrading to a more timeless look!