If you’ve recently started redecorating or have begun to completely redo your kitchen space, you may have found that it can be difficult to decide what to do with your counters. For many homes, the countertops can be what brings together all of the hard work spent designing a kitchen. You may have even thought about countertop refinishing for your existing piece.
Whether you’re just moving in or are redesigning the home you’ve lived in your entire life, deciding to refinish or replace your countertops can be a difficult thing to do. Here are some things to consider about replacing your countertops with wood if you’re trying to create a more upscale feel to your kitchen.
Countertop Refinishing Only Applies To Certain Types Of Countertops
Unfortunately, you can’t refinish some countertop materials. A granite countertop, for example, is very popular these days because it’s expensive and decidedly upscale in appearance. But there’s a downside. While you can repair a minor chip or scratch, larger damage could mean replacement. By selecting a new wood counter, you’ll have a material that can last many decades with proper care.
Countertop Refinishing May Cost More Down The Line
Refinishing your countertops may end up increasing costs over the long term because of the natural degradation that some materials may experience. UV rays or other environmental factors may cause your countertops to degrade in spite of your best efforts. Beyond the everyday staining that can occur, there may be degradation that makes refinishing your countertops more costly as you work to repair any damage that has occurred.
While a new wood counter may create up-front, out-of-pocket costs, the long-term savings can be very real. Professional fabricators like Maryland Wood Countertops seal new wood tops to ensure long-term water, stain and heat-resistance. Plus, if damage should occur, you can re-sand the top and bring it back to its original appearance very easily.
Choosing To Replace Instead Of Countertop Refinishing Can Be Accomplished Quickly With A New Wood Counter
Replacing some types of countertops can often take much longer than you were expecting. With new wood countertops, replacement can be accomplished quickly. Wood countertops can be custom made to perfectly fit your unique kitchen space.
The experts at Maryland Wood Countertops can help you assess price, as well as your long-term goals. We’ll also make sure you get countertops that are exactly what you’re looking for. Call us today at 443-840-7373 to see how we can help you decide whether you need to refinish or replace your counter.