What to do if your stone worktops are seriously damaged?26-Aug-2019
When you install new natural stone worktops in your kitchen, you will love just how beautiful and durable they are. These worktops hold up really well even with frequent use and they will look amazing for many years. Provided, of course, that they are properly cared for. Now, it's important to remember that accidents can happen and damage may occur no matter how careful you are.
If your natural stone worktops are lightly damaged and you are pretty handy at DIY, then you could fix them up yourself. Usually this will involve polishing down the top layer where the damage has occurred until the scratch is no longer visible. There is also buffing and sealing involved in the repair so you need to make sure that you have the right tools and supplies to get the job done. If you are unsure, it might be best to call the professionals.
As for more serious damage like cracks and deep scratches or chips, this is a job best left to the professionals. A cracked slab of marble, granite, quartz or other natural stone can be repaired provided the job is done by a trained and experienced professional.
The most important thing to remember is that you do not necessarily have to replace damaged stone worktops. The fact of the matter is that these types of worktops are an investment. Which means that repairing them would be a better option from a financial point of view as well as convenience. It's also good to note that there might be a few online repair tutorials that you can check out but many of these videos make it look a lot easier than it really is. So, take care if you are attempting DIY repairs.