Are you tired of your current kitchen countertops? If everyone in your neighborhood has the same generic ones, you may feel like you need an upgrade. Should you renovate your existing countertops, or upgrade to new ones?

Find out in today’s blog.

Is It Time for New Countertops?

Every homeowner faces this question at some point: Should I refinish my countertops? Or should I resurface them? For homeowners who haven’t had the same countertops for decades, refinishing them is an excellent, budget-friendly option. Fortunately, they can sand down most dings, scratches, or nicks. However, if you’re tired of cleaning stubborn grout lines or are numbed by your matte counters’ look, you may need a complete refresh.

Explore your options below. 

Tips for Refinishing Your Countertops

Countertop refinishing refers to repairing and restoring an existing kitchen or bathroom countertop to extend its lifespan. It can be inexpensive, but it takes more effort. You can give a second life to your countertops by doing the following:

Paint your countertops: Can you paint old countertops? Absolutely! You can purchase prefabricated kits at most home improvement stores that will walk you through the process. If you don’t have time to read a guide and don’t want to spend money on items you don’t need, you can also buy individual counter paints and products separately. 

Now is the time to unleash your creativity and paint your countertops your favorite color. We recommend you use simple acrylic paints and a high gloss sealer to replicate the look of granite. 

Skim-coat your countertops: If you love your countertops but feel like they need a fresh look, consider skim-coating them to mimic the look of concrete. You can use concrete products meant for patching and skim-coating concrete floors. 

Although skim-coating doesn’t give you the durability of concrete surfaces, it can achieve the same look. Best of all, you won’t need to haul heavy slabs of concrete around your kitchen or bathroom!

Tips for Resurfacing Your Countertops

Resurfacing involves removing and replacing the existing countertops. Here are a few ideas if you want to upgrade your countertops:

Granite countertops: Granite can make any room feel luxurious, and it can help elevate your kitchen and bathroom’s design to a new level. Additionally, it’s more durable than other materials, so it can stand up to everyday wear and tear. 

Quartz countertops: Quartz is an elegant, manufactured stone that comes in a wide range of colors. One of the main advantages of quartz countertops is that they don’t chip or crack as easily as rivaling materials. 

Marble countertops: The smooth texture of marble countertops is second to none. Each slab of marble comes with unique veining, so you’ll have one-of-a-kind countertops! Although this material is porous, you can easily seal it a few times a year. 

Updating Your Countertops? Contact Granite 4 Less

Refinishing your countertops is a great option to breathe new life into them, but if you’re in the market for something new, perhaps it’s time to resurface yours. Granite 4 Less fabricates and installs durable marble, quartz, and granite countertops. We work hard to complete your job on time and within your budget. 

We service the Salt Lake County area. Reach out to us today