For most countertops, damage is very easily noticeable. Although designs incorporate a cracked and more rustic look, they still are clearly in good condition. Here are a few things to be on the lookout for, avoiding long term damage to your countertops.
First, keeping your countertops cleared and well maintained will mostly be on the homeowner. Also, they’ll need to be aware of the stress they expose the countertop to, the volume of usage, and if its being cleaned by other guests/family members in the home. A poorly maintained countertop can very easily breakout and have minor issues become major.
Although, the material will impact this a great deal as well. Granite and quartz often do very well in staying maintained. They are easily cleaned and offer high heat resistance as well. As solid options for being maintained, they are also visually appealing and can aid the aesthetic of the room.
Common countertop damage
The most common types of damage for countertops are: surpassing weight capacity, acidic/toxic cleaning supplies, hot appliances, etc.
Excess weight can easily be avoided. Be sure to take note of what the material can handle before placing anything on the countertop, especially for extended periods of time. This can be appliances, heavy bags, etc. Make sure that others in the home are aware of this as well. It’s very easy to overlook a surface’s durability. When they are pressured hard for weight, you put the countertop at risk of replacement being necessary.
Also, with cleaning supplies, this will again vary by material. if you’re unsure, we’re here to help. Give us a call today to make sure your countertops are in pristine condition. From there, we’ll take prepare your countertops for the future to avoid any unnecessary replacements down the road. we’re really looking forward to hearing from you!