What to do if Limestone worktops crack

When you invest in limestone worktops, the last thing you want is for a crack to force an early replacement. Given the price and inconvenience of this kind of replacement, it’s good to remember that cracks can be repaired.

The first thing to remember is that you will need to make sure that the area is clean and dry before you begin your repairs. You will also need to buy a suitable bonding agent to fill the crack. There are a number of products on the market and, if you are unsure, you can always ask a natural stone supplier or specialist for their advice. Read the instructions on the package carefully before you begin. You may want to cover the surrounding counter space to protect against accidental spills.

If the crack is severe and it compromises the stability of the worktop, you may want to call a professional. In such cases, a professional will drill holes into the stone and insert metal pins before filling the crack. Once the epoxy or bonding agent has set, it’s time to smooth it over, buff, and polish for the perfect finish.