Natural stone countertops are loved for their strength and durability, along with the great aesthetic they bring to the room. But they’re not indestructible. If an accident happens or you don’t take care of your countertops properly, then scratches and chips can occur. But don’t worry, you don’t have to replace your entire countertop or put up with the unsightly damage. There are some methods for effectively repairing your stone countertops.
Repairing light damage
If it is just a light scratch to the surface of your natural stone countertops, then it should be fairly easy to repair. The softer the stone is, the easier it is to damage. So, softer materials like soapstone are more susceptible to scratching, but it is also easier to repair than harder stones like granite.
If you notice a light scratch it may be repairable by lightly sanding the scratch out and then refinishing or resealing the area. It’s advisable to call in a professional to take care of this process so that you don’t accidentally damage the surface further.
Repairing heavier damage
The above technique may not be enough for deeper scratches and chips, especially on harder surfaces like granite countertops. In these situations, a clear resin or epoxy can be used to fill in a chip or scratch and effectively repair the damage. There are some DIY repair kits you can find online, but relying on a professional is the much safer option.
If you’ve got a crack in your kitchen countertops, then it’s important to have it repaired as soon as possible to prevent the crack from growing larger and damaging the countertop further. Epoxy can also be used in this case to fill in and repair the crack. This level of damage is unlikely to occur, though, due to the durability of natural stone countertops.
If you’ve got a scratch, chip, or crack in your countertop, then you should call a professional to determine the best course of action for repairing it. If the damage is too deep, then that part of your countertop may need resurfacing to restore it to its original quality. This is still likely to be a less expensive and laborious option compared to replacing damaged countertops.
At Amanzi Granite, we can help you with countertop installation and repair around Kernersville, Winston Salem, Greensboro, and High Point. Contact us to find out more.