When Should I Replace My Granite Countertop?

Replacing Your Countertop

Countertops do us a great service for many years, providing a place to prepare and serve meals. However, there comes a time in every countertop's life when it is time to be retired. It can be difficult to know when that time is, so we’ve come up with a guide to recognize signs of wear and when you should begin looking for a new surface!

Signs You Should Replace

Age

The average granite countertop should last between 10-15 years if it has been properly taken care of. Proper care for granite countertops includes:

  • Regular cleaning with mild soap and water
  • Avoiding cutting directly on the surface
  • Wiping up spills before they dry

If you’ve lived in your home for longer than that and have never had the countertop replaced, it’s most likely time to!

Visible Wear

Granite is a natural, unique stone. While granite countertops are very tough, throughout the years, you are bound to experience a few signs of wear and tear here and there that require attention.

When you see visible stains or scratches, contact a professional to help determine if you can simply refinish or repair the countertop rather than replace.

If there is a severe crack or particularly a few stubborn stains, they are most likely beyond repair and it’s time to browse our selection of new countertops!

Replacement

While a countertop replacement may seem like a costly burden, take this opportunity to shop around for different styles. A new countertop can completely transform your kitchen or bathroom! There are a wide variety of options available for every taste and budget.

Countertop Services

Whether you’re ready to replace your countertop or are looking to refinish and repair, make Capitol Granite your team! Our wide range of materials and options are bound to fit your budget without compromising style. Give us a call at (804) 265-4751 or contact us online to get started.
 

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