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Posted 08/20/2019 in Why Use Epoxy

Why Use Epoxy on Countertops

Why Use Epoxy on Countertops

Your kitchen countertops not only need to be functional, but they also need to add to the look of your room. Many types of countertops begin looking old after very little time. Epoxy countertops are a great way to create counters that look amazing and will last for many years with minimal maintenance. They also are cheaper than installing other long-lasting alternatives, such as granite or marble. 

Let’s take a look at why you should use epoxy countertops. 

Epoxy Makes Refinishing Old Countertops Easier

If you have countertops already installed, refinishing them with epoxy is super easy. If they are tile, you simply have to sand off the finish, then you can pour colored epoxy over them. For ruined granite, you can wet sand the finish off, and pour clear epoxy on top to make them look great again. And wood can be sanded, then have epoxy poured over it. This is an easy way to get your old countertops looking brand new. 

It’s Highly Durable

Epoxy is so popular to use because it is highly durable. Epoxy chemically bonds with the surface it is poured on, so it will not ever chip off. It also cures very hard, so it stands up to heavy use and rough treatment. 

Epoxy Is Stain and Water Resistant

In a kitchen, you know that the countertops have spills, as well as have raw meat and other possible contaminants on them. Epoxy is non-porous and stain-resistant. Since it does not have pores, it is resistant to water, dirt, and germs, which makes epoxy countertops a great choice for sanitary reasons.

Many Decorative Choices

Epoxy gives you a lot of creative licenses to create the look you want. While there are always regular colors to choose from, epoxy has a lot of additives you can use to create unique looks. Metallic additives mixed with solid colors can help create a faux granite or marble look without the cost of granite or marble. You can also embed items in epoxy such as pennies, postcards, bottle caps, or even silverware. You can truly create a customized countertop in your home or business based on your design desires.

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