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5 Signs Your Countertops Need to Be Replaced

Countertop Refresh

We know it's hard to let go of your countertops. They're there for you, every day, washing dishes, chopping veggies, and making memories. But sometimes you need to look down at your countertops and say: "You've done enough for me."

Here are the top 5 signs you need to take the plunge and upgrade those old surfaces:

Warped, stained, or cracked countertops.

Warped, stained, or cracked countertops. Most of the time, damage to your countertops is not an immediate safety concern. However, it can become a problem over time if cracks or stains allow bacteria or germs to grow and fester. In addition, a cracked countertop can be a sign of structural problems within your home and should be addressed immediately by an expert.

Your kitchen doesn't match your style anymore.

If you want to change the look of your kitchen but are on a tight budget, it's easy to do with new countertops! Updating this feature alone can transform the whole feel of your space without breaking the bank, giving you more time to save for that remodel you've been dreaming about.

Poor craftsmanship and workmanship

Is the quality of workmanship poor? Does it look like your contractor was in a rush to finish or made too many corners?

If the answer is yes, then it’s time to replace your countertops.

Too-small counters

  • You find yourself using the kitchen table as your main prep space.

  • You have no room to cook

  • You use the dining room or breakfast nook as your main eating area.

They're too expensive or hard to maintain.

Perhaps one of the biggest reasons why people decide to replace their countertops is because their existing ones are too expensive and/or hard to maintain, which are issues related mainly to the materials used in construction. If you have granite countertops, for example, then you know how difficult it can be to keep them clean without damaging them if you use something other than a special cleaner just for granite surfaces. They also cost far more than laminate counters in general due to the high price tag associated with natural stone materials such as granite and marble slabs used in construction as well as labor costs involved in installing heavier material types vs easy-to-install laminate sheets which are lightweight, moisture-resistant and come in custom pre-cut sizes.

In short, if you notice any of these symptoms, you will likely need to replace your countertops pretty soon. Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule, so if you're unsure about replacing your countertops, consider reaching out to a company like ours at Norman's in Stuttgart in order to have them undergo a professional inspection. We can give you some much-needed peace of mind about the condition of your countertops.

Call us today!

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