It’s widely recognized that the kitchen is the heart of the home. As such, the kitchen can either add tremendous value to your home or detract from your home’s value. If your goal is to add visual appeal and value to your home, a kitchen remodel is a great way to do so. One of the first things that many people take notice of when walking into a kitchen are the countertops. Unfortunately, many homeowners believe that updating their countertops can be time-intensive and costly. A great solution to this problem is countertop resurfacing.
With countertop resurfacing, you gain not only a great look to your countertop, but also the peace of mind in knowing that you are making an eco-friendly choice. When countertops are upgraded using traditional methods, the remnants usually find their way into a landfill. Furthermore, new materials are required in order to build new countertops. With countertop resurfacing, the existing countertops are preserved and refinished with concrete, a highly renewable source.
How Countertop Resurfacing Works
The process works by applying a topping system in multiple, very thin coats to the existing countertop. This allows the topping to become bonded permanently to the existing surface. The result has the appearance of a solid stone finish and is capable of retaining its functionality and strength for many years to come. In fact, many homeowners are pleasantly surprised to discover that refinished countertops will last just as long, if not longer, than any other type of countertop material.
It is possible to resurface practically any type of traditional countertop material, including laminate, Formica, tile, Corian, granite, marble, and others. Additionally, you can opt to add practically any color or finishing technique you like to create countertops that are truly one-of-a-kind and suitable for any style kitchen.
Whether you are interested in giving your kitchen a makeover or you are thinking of selling your home in the near future and would like to increase the value as much as possible, countertop resurfacing is an ideal solution. This type of system can be installed with the assistance of a professional contractor, but it is also ideal for the do-it-yourselfer who is interested in adding value to their home with a weekend project. If you’re looking for an affordable, eco-friendly way to bring a new look to your kitchen, this could be it.