Countertops can last decades and look good when well maintained. Over time, even the best products wear down. If your kitchen still has Formica countertops from the 1980s, it’s time for new countertops. Adding them can transform the look of your kitchen. It may even encourage you to spend more time cooking. At GranitePro, we provide the support you need to make those changes happen.
Is It Really Time for New Countertops?
The investment in countertops can be beneficial most of the time. Yet, for many homeowners, this is a big investment. Knowing when you need new countertops can help. Here are some examples of when it’s time to replace what’s in your kitchen.
Cracks in the Stone
Small cracks create bacteria risks. It’s hard to keep these surfaces clean. That’s why replacing the stone tends to be a better option. Cracks also create the risk of injuries such as cuts.
Stains or Burns
Some types of granite can stain, especially when red coloring gets onto it. Burn marks are also discolorations caused by placing hot pans on the surface. These cannot be repaired, making new countertops a better option.
It’s not common for natural stones like granite and marble to warp, but it is possible that the supportive structure under them is no longer in good condition. Water damage, mold buildup, or physical damage to the structure makes the countertop no longer structurally sound.
When unsure of the stone’s overall quality or structural stability, it’s best to get a professional’s opinion. Sometimes, cleaning and sealing the stone can extend the life of the existing material. There may be ways to improve it with a professional’s guidance for those that love their existing granite.
Get Countertops When a Change Is Necessary
Another key time to get countertops in place is when the existing ones are no longer fitting to your tastes. If you plan to sell the home, that’s another good reason to upgrade. It can add value to the home and make it more attractive to would-be buyers. When choosing countertops, for this reason, consider a few tips:
- Buy based on your likes and style if you plan to stay in the home long-term. When selling, go with a more neutral countertop.
- Upgrade to a quality stone. Granite countertops are becoming a must-have in many areas. Marble countertops are another higher-grade option as well.
- Ensure proper installation and design. This ensures long-lasting countertops less likely to suffer from damage later.
Take a close look at a variety of granite, marble, and other stones. Determine which ones fit the style of the space and your budget. Chances are good there is something that will work well for most needs.
Let Our Team Offer Insight Into Countertop Choices
No matter what stage of the buying process you are in, it’s helpful to have a team of professionals to guide you in protecting or upgrading your countertops. Our team at GranitePro can help with a range of services. Let us come to you and provide a full range of natural stone options that could be right for your space. Or, we’ll offer guidance on when it’s time to change out existing materials for new countertops. We offer a range of options, including:
- Granite countertop products
- Marble countertop products
- Quartz countertop products
- Soapstone countertop products
Need New Counters? Call GranitePro in Eldersburg, Maryland.
You may not be sure now is the time for countertops, but our skilled installers can provide helpful insight. New countertops can add value to your home and make it a place where you love spending time. To learn more, call GranitePro, your countertop company, at 410.870.8546 or connect with us online for an appointment.