What is Kitchen Countertop Resurfacing?

First, kitchen countertop resurfacing is not a simple do it your-self paint job that some have attempted do over their own countertops. Professional kitchen countertop resurfacing is the application of man-made composite polymers that are applied right over your existing laminate/formica countertops eliminating the need to demolish your kitchen. The finished product is a durable scratch, stain, and burn resistant countertop. If you like the current layout of your kitchen and are happy with your cabinets, but just don’t like that your countertops look like laminate, then countertop resurfacing is a viable option. To see this amazing finish, please call 203-597-0501 to schedule an appointment to see the showroom at 913 Meriden Rd, in Waterbury CT.

Are there any seams in the new surface?

No. All the old seams will be sealed under the new surface. You will have a solid surface finish. That's just one of the advantages this surface has over new laminate tops.

Does my sink have to be removed?

No, we do all the resurfacing without having to remove the sink. This in itself can save you the cost of hiring a plumber and any repairs due to damage that may occur when old plumbing is unhooked.

How Do You Change the Corners?

We use a machine that cuts a styled edge into the existing countertop. We then apply our new surface over it. You can have edges that are not even available with brand new laminate counters. This feature really sets off the new surface, giving it a very modern look.

How long before I can use the countertop?

You can start using the counter 2 days after we resurface it.

How tough is the new surface?

Our new countertop surfaces use the latest in eco-friendly, polymer technology to deliver a new finish that gets as hard as glass. It is scratch resistant, and non-porous so it does not stain like traditional stone surfaces. There is no need to reseal the countertop on an ongoing basis.

How long do you guarantee the new surface?

We give you 5 years warranty coverage on your new countertop surface. We cannot guarantee against scratching or other misuse, which is the standard practice with all new countertop surfacing.

If I damage the new surface, can it be repaired?

A distinct advantage of refinished kitchen countertops, is that the new surface, by its design, is quickly reparable by a qualified refinisher. These minor repair jobs are generally very economical, especially when compared to the costs of making repairs (if possible!) to marble and stone countertops. The stone and marble countertops often aren't even reparable and require full replacement.

What do you do with the backsplash?

There are two kinds of backsplashes, we can resurface both kinds. If you have the short 4" backsplash that would be included with the normal countertop resurfacing. If you have a backsplash that goes all the way to the bottom of the wall cabinets you can have us resurface it, or some have had us resurface just the counter and then have installed tile over the backsplash, which can give you a very modern look.

What if I set something hot on the surface?

After fully cured, this surface is very heat resistant. It can take up to 600 degree heat, but you still should be careful. Extreme heat can damage any countertop except for stainless steel countertops.

Why and what should I consider before resurfacing my kitchen countertops instead of replacing them?

Kitchen countertop replacement is a hefty project in any home which is why it’s best to consider all available options before you undertake such a big venture. It’s best to factor in all the costs and hassle that goes into the replacement of a kitchen countertop before committing to a full removal and replacement.

• Consider that you won’t have access to your kitchen for several days – even weeks.
• Research the advantages and disadvantages that are associated with various materials that are used in the construction of countertops, including maintenance issues, whether your chosen surface is liable to stain, dull or chip, etc. Most often tile, granite, or solid surfaces of different natural materials are used as well as solid surface composites such as Corian®, engineered stone like Silestone® and Swanstone, or laminates like Formica®.
• Compare the look, the cost and color you select together with the time and mess that’s involved in installing it and maintaining it.
• Remember that replacement is almost always more expensive than resurfacing.
• If you are changing your kitchen or bathroom floor, replacement may be the best option for you.

However, if you don’t plan to change your cabinets as well, and depending on your available budget, refinishing might just be the most affordable, attractive and ideal option for you.

With resurfacing, you’re looking at cost savings upwards of 60% as compared to replacement which includes the addition of another solid surface.

Resurfacing also avoids all the hassles associated with the work as well as time spent on construction. In many cases, after resurfacing, you can use your kitchen again within 2 days.

We can resurface your kitchen and bathroom countertops so that they look beautiful, are easy to clean and give you that modernistic, state of the art look that you see in upmarket magazines, but at a realistically affordable price.

Contact Mr Resurface of Connecticut on 203-597-0501 to find out more about our kitchen countertop resurfacing and tub reglazing techniques or to make an appointment to visit our Waterbury, CT, bathtub reglazing and kitchen countertop resurfacing showroom…

Is granite the best countertop option for your home?

Looking to remodel your kitchen with granite? This is the best option for you if you are looking for a beautiful, long-lasting product which will adorn your kitchen and bring in a feeling of warmth to your home for years. But only if you're willing to give it some tender loving care every six months or so.

The advantages of Granite countertops

Upper-end homes have been decorating their spaces with granite countertops for years. With various colors and patterns, granite countertops have become an exquisite addition to any kitchen makeover. The quality of granite with its cool, hard, natural durability and beauty is a very popular choice for any kitchen or work surface.

Problems associated with Granite countertops

But granite countertops can be very expensive: they often also require new cabinetry in order to complete a full kitchen remodeling project. Slabs must be precisely matched and cut and need regular maintenance every half a year. Without regular sealing and maintenance, your countertops could become stained and unpolished. This is why it is wise to avoid keeping acidic liquids on your countertop because they could dull the granite or etch the finish.

To keep your granite looking its best, make sure to use granite-safe cleaning products to avoid stripping off the sealer or staining the granite. Make sure to be careful with heavy pots and pans to prevent the granite chipping or damaging its surface. Finally, choose a kitchen sink carefully since replacing a stainless steel sink can be very expensive. This would require removing the granite which will also require removing the backsplash.

Granite Pros
•Granite is very durable and is very resistance to cuts and scratches
•It is completely heat resistant
•Each piece of granite has its own, very unique, natural stone pattern and design

Granite Cons
•Granite is porous which can cause bacteria to form requiring regular sealing
•It is expensive
•The seams between the slabs can be hard to match

What is an affordable alternative to Granite Countertops?

MrResurface offers custom kitchen countertop resurfacing with many unique stone patterns and custom edging options to choose from that will give you the look of natural stone without the high cost and maintenance of granite. Many of our customers have said that they like the beauty and ease of care of their resurfaced countertops better than their friends and families more expensive granite countertops, and they have expressed how grateful they are that they saved thousands of dollars that they can use in other areas of their home or livelihood.