You may already know that natural stone surfaces can help increase the value of your home. This is mostly due to the fact that stone is durable and it has a gorgeous timeless look. Of course, no matter how tough your stone, certain factors can cause damage over time. When this occurs, it’s good to remember that you don’t necessarily have to replace your worktops.
Looks brand new
The first benefit of restoring stone worktops is that you will enjoy the look of new surfaces without having to go through the more costly and time-consuming renovation process. Depending on how badly the worktops are damaged, you might be better off having a professional perform the restoration. Removing scratches and etching requires special tools.
Enjoy your home more
When your home looks its best, you will feel so much happier and you will enjoy entertaining guests too. Increasing the value of your property is not only about making it more valuable, but also making it more appealing to the occupants.
Easier to clean
If your worktops are scratched, any spills will penetrate these areas that much faster. They will be tougher to clean compared to perfectly smooth surfaces. This is extremely important from a hygiene perspective too. You always want to have clean worktops in your home.
With all of this in mind, it is important to note that there are some cases when a replacement is necessary. If the worktop is severely cracked, for example, it can put the stability at risk and become quite a safety hazard. If the damaged portion is separate from the rest of your worktops, you might be able to ‘get away with’ a partial replacement rather than replacing all of the surfaces in the room. Ask a professional for some expert advice in the event that you are not sure which option is best for you.