An interesting fact about American homes is that more than half of them date from before 1980, so it’s only natural for them to require some renovations to keep them in top shape. Since the kitchen is the busiest place in the home, you can expect it to accumulate some damage over the years, particularly to the countertops. Here are four telltale signs to help you decide whether you need new kitchen countertops in your Cocoa Beach, FL residence.
1. Noticeable Cracks
Any countertop will inevitably crack and chip away after years of usage. Over time, stress from storing cutlery and the force of using blades to chop may weaken and crack a kitchen countertop. Even if you can still use a portion of the existing countertop, it’s in your best interest to replace it since cracked countertops may ruin the aesthetic appeal of an otherwise beautiful kitchen.
2. Stubborn Stains and Burn Marks
If you’ve tried cleaning and sealing your countertops repeatedly, but they still have stains or burn marks, it may be time to replace them. In severe cases where the stains are very visible, this might give the impression that the whole kitchen needs serious renovation. But before going down that road, it’s wise to look at other options.
3. Structural Damage
It’s risky to keep using the same countertops after incidences of structural damage, such as those involving floods, fire or smoke. They may collapse and injure someone and could also be harboring dangerous toxins and fumes. In this case, the best solution would be to get new kitchen countertops.
4. Your Countertop Is Unusable
Along with losing its appeal, your countertop may lose its functionality. This may result from dips and grooves on the countertop that make cleaning difficult and also damage your cookware. The countertop no longer being waterproof is another indicator that you need to replace it.
These are some of the biggest telltale signs that you need a new kitchen countertop. If you notice any of them, we’re happy to help. Contact us at Todd Thomas Home for kitchen remodeling services that are sure to satisfy your needs.
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