What Finishes Are Available For Kitchen Countertop Resurfacing
October 4th, 2020
Kitchen countertops are probably the most used surface in our homes. They endure a lot of abuse, scratches, and stains from cooking. Over time this adds up and eventually, our countertops can look pretty unattractive. It is recommended that you replace your countertops at least every ten years. However, kitchen countertop replacement is expensive, so it can be a financial burden to most homeowners.
Why Choose Resurfacing Over Replacement?
Fortunately, homeowners have another option when it comes to replacing their kitchen countertops. They can instead have them resurfaced. Resurfacing is the process of removing the laminate and replacing it. Resurfacing can also involve recovering the existing materials with a new coat of resin. Resurfacing can save homeowners tens of thousands of dollars and still achieve the look they want. Any type of kitchen countertop can be resurfaced and resurfacing comes in a variety of unique finishes. Finally, resurfacing is a lot faster than having a countertop installed, so you’ll get the look you want immediately.
What Surface Finishes Are Available?
There are a lot of different finishes available for resurfacing your kitchen countertops. Here are just some of the most popular finishes:
- Marble: To create a marble finish, the base color is first applied. Then a contrasting color is applied and strategically swirled to mimic the look of veining. Sometimes stone flecks or glitter can be added. Marble resurfacing can be done in any color combination.
- Quartz: Quartz countertops are done by laying a base color coat. Then applying layers of different glitters to create the quartz look. This finish is they sealed with a clear coat that will protect the countertop surface.
- Granite: Granite is made similar to quartz. However the base coat is often multi-colored. Then metallic powders, crushed stone, and glitter are added. This is also finished with a clear protective topcoat.
- Wood: Wood can be done in one of two ways. If there is an existing wood countertop, it will be sanded and stripped to its original character. Then a clear protective coat is applied. For application on laminate or other surfaces, the wood graining is carefully painted. Then the clear coat is applied.
These are just some of the options available for countertop refinishing. In fact, any look can be achieved using these methods. So no matter what style of finish you envision for your kitchen, you can achieve it for less with resurfacing.
If You Can Dream It, We Can Do It!
Kitchen countertop resurfacing is a big, messy job that requires a lot of safety precautions and specialized expertise. So when choosing to go with resurfacing, you should definitely hire an expert. At CDH Resurfacing Solutions, we can help you achieve the look of your dream kitchen. We don’t just offer countertop resurfacing but we can also resurface the flooring and the backsplash, saving you a lot of money and a lot of time. We’ll happily answer any questions you have about the process. Give us a call and we can get started!