Your kitchen countertops are going to take a lot of punishment over the years. Whether it’s because you didn’t get a cutting board down to cut up an apple or you’ve dropped a few dishes. Dings, nicks, and scratches on your counter are often a sign of a kitchen that’s been well used, but they can also be unsightly and annoying. If you’re considering replacing your countertop, there’s a better option with countertop resurfacing in Dallas, TX. This is one of the services we offer at New Finish Tub and Counter so we can provide you with five benefits of resurfacing rather than replacing.
Resurfacing your countertop is a much more cost-efficient way to repair minor scratches and dents than replacing it. You can put a fresh finish across the top to fill those in to make it look and feel like new again. You can spend a fraction of the cost of a new countertop by refinishing it rather than paying for a contractor to come measure, cut, and install a new counter that’s comparable to what you already have.
Covers up flaws
Scratches and dents on a countertop can make your kitchen look old and beaten up. They can also make it difficult to have a clean counter as bacteria can get wedged down in scratches. This means that germs will get on any food that you put directly on the counter even if you’ve wiped it down beforehand. Getting your counter refinished is a great way to keep your kitchen looking sharp and clean while maintaining a sanitary surface to cook and eat on. Additionally, you'll never need to have it sealed and it takes nothing more than a quick wipe down to maintain cleanliness.
Extends its life
Even minor imperfections in your countertop can lead to more severe issues in the future. As gritty or grimy substances build up in scratches, they can start to spread and increase in severity. These can happen especially as the seasons and weather change throughout the year. Refinishing your countertop will not only make your countertop look like it’s brand new, but it can also extend the life of your original counter for as many as 10 to 15 years. What's more, you never have to worry about the damage or wear and tear that come with your countertop as most refinishing jobs come with a lifetime warranty.
Faster than replacing it
If you’re going to replace your countertop, it will take time to find a contractor who gives a quote within your budget then schedule an appointment for them to come by and get started. The process requires them to measure your countertop, help you choose the new material you’d like your counter to be, order the cut from the manufacturer, then eventually bring it to your home for installation. When installation day arrives, the contractor will have to take apart much of your kitchen to get the job done. This can put you out for several days at a time. Countertop resurfacing is a much faster process that can often be complete in 24 hours or less.
If you're trying to do your part to minimize your carbon footprint and your overall impact on the environment, resurfacing your countertop is a great option. A few ounces of acrylic is all it takes to resurface your countertop and make it look new. In contrast, getting a new countertop means that you have to throw away your old one, which will end up in a landfill somewhere. Then a new countertop needs to be sourced and cut. Did you know that most stone countertops are sourced from quarries in Brazilian rainforests? Talk about environmental impact.
Contact us to get started
If you’re trying to decide whether you should replace or resurface your countertop, get in touch with us at New Finish Tub and Counter. We can help you continue to weigh your options and give you a free estimate for countertop resurfacing in Dallas, TX. Give us a call today at 214-960-9550 or send a message using our online contact form. We look forward to working with you and making your countertops look as good as they did the day they were originally installed.