Countertop Repair Costs
Fashioned from materials as wide-ranging as granite to butcher block, kitchen countertops can be a stunning addition to any cooking space. If they become damaged or dull-looking from wear, one will need to have them repaired. This doesn't need to be super expensive, and one can find affordable repair deals in many places.
If at any time, the project seems a bit too challenging, be sure to connect with a local countertop professional.
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What to Consider
There are many kinds of repairs that might be needed for kitchen and bathroom countertops. For example, they could be scratched or pitted; they could also need refinishing or grout cleanup. One must determine both the nature and amount of repairs before proceeding and should engage the services of a professional to do the work. Even if one is skilled in do-it-yourself projects, making a serious mistake in repairing countertops will be an expensive lesson.
Types of Countertops & their Associated Advantages & Problems
Laminate: No other countertop is quicker to install, offers more color choices or allows seamless construction. It is the one of the least expensive option to install; therefore, it is also quite cost-effective to repair. Costs generally run between $150 and $300. Laminate is prone to scratches and peeling, especially if poorly maintained.
Solid Wood: Oozing old-world charm, solid wood countertops are both long-lasting and attractive. Although they are easily scratched or pitted, professional repair workers can usually sand and refinish them almost as inexpensively as repairing laminate.
Tile: Even though tiled countertops can be fashioned from different materials, their construction is almost universally the same: tiles and grout. Most often, the grout is what fails and needs repair; the tiles themselves are strong enough to resist most damage. The chief advantage to a tiled countertop is that repairs are localized. A repair person only has to remove and replace the broken tiles or grout instead of the entire countertop. The cost of tile repairs is similar to those of laminate and solid wood.
Granite: These countertops, along with others made of stone, are the most expensive to install. Fortunately, they are nearly indestructible if not abused; they won't require many repairs. If they do need repairs, they will be expensive but easy to perform. Prices range up to $600, but owners of granite countertops can take solace in the fact that it is extremely rare they will need total replacement.
Get Professional Help
One should seek at least two or three professional opinions when looking for bathroom or kitchen or counter repair or replacements. One needs an accurate assessment because he or she might only think the counter needs a simple repair when complete replacement is in order and vice versa.
Last updated on Feb 16, 2017
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