4 Signs You Need a Benchtop Replacement
Whether they’re installed in the kitchen or bathroom, benchtops take a lot of abuse from us over the years. We use our benchtops for several different activities each and every day, so it only makes sense that they’d wear out quicker compared to other features and aspects of our home. However, benchtops are not just a major centre point of any room, they are also integral for practical purposes. For this reason, it’s important to maintain your benchtops properly and when nearing the end of its life, consider getting a replacement.
In this post, we’ve run through 4 signs that suggest you might need a benchtop replacement:
1. Excessive Staining or Fading
We work with a variety of stainable substances in both the kitchen and the bathroom; and over the years, this staining can build up on our benchtops and cause them to look older than they actually are. Choosing a benchtop material with low porosity from the start can help you to avoid this problem. Also, if you ensure to maintain the surface properly by cleaning and sealing it regularly. Luckily, most stains can be easily removed. However, if your benchtops are riddled with stains, is slowly fading, and have been in your home for many years, it might be worth considering a replacement. After all, an old and dull-looking benchtop surface can cause the aesthetic value of the room to decline significantly. It’s worth considering having a clean and good-looking home can bring a variety of benefits including your mental health, boosts in productivity, stress relief, social confidence, and much more.
Cracking benchtops are never a good sign, and this can happen simply over time as a result of constant use and abuse. Possibly due to originally installed low-quality benchtops, or to placing heavy objects on the surface that the material cannot support. Cracks can be small and hard to see at times, but if you notice that your benchtops are starting to get more of them, it’s best to seek out a replacement. After all, you probably don’t want your benchtops suddenly caving in one day and giving you the shock of your life.
3. Obsolete Design
As mentioned previously, aesthetic appeal is just as important as functionality when it comes to home improvements. Consequently a living space that you can feel proud of is one that will inspire you to live your best life. If you’ve noticed that your benchtop’s design is looking old, tired and obsolete, why not look for a more updated replacement? Natural stone benchtops are an excellent option to consider, thanks to their timeless nature and amazing versatility.
4. Harder to Clean
Benchtops that are becoming increasingly harder to clean are certainly on their way out. You may laboriously scrub your benchtops with everything you’ve got and still find that at the end of the day, they don’t look much different to how they were when you first started. Replacing an old benchtop will allow you to save time on unnecessary cleaning tasks. Once again, you will be able to enjoy effortless cleaning and maintenance, along with great looking benchtops that enhance your kitchen or bathroom’s looks and functionality.
Turn to Aurora Stone for Your Benchtop Replacement
Think you might need a benchtop replacement? At Aurora Stone, we are Perth’s leading supplier of high-quality natural stone products, perfect for benchtops, splashbacks, walls, floors, tiles, and many more applications. We offer a wide variety of natural stone products, in many different colours, patterns and variants. Moreover, we also offer engineered stone benchtops and porcelain countertops, which are fully customisable. Our talented stonemasons measure, cut and install all benchtop solutions according to your specifications. Needless to say, with benchtops from Aurora Stone, you can be one step closer to the home you’ve always dreamed of.
To enquire about our natural stone, engineered stone or porcelain products, contact Aurora Stone now!