Why should I refinish my Corian or other solid surface countertop?
While Corian and other solid surfaces are durable materials, over time they may develop scratches or dull spots from normal daily use. Accidents can happen as well. For example, someone uses a knife directly on the countertop without a cutting board, a gritty object is dragged across the countertop, or an item from an upper cabinet falls and crashes on the countertop surface.
Scratches or chips in your countertop can create a spot for bacteria to cling and grow. Having your countertop refinished removes these places for harmful bacteria to hide and preserves the nonporous antimicrobial properties of Corian and other solid surface materials.
How often should I have my countertop refinished?
This can vary and depends on how much abuse your countertop gets and personal preference. Some people like to have a yearly schedule, where others can go for 5 years or more before they feel that there are too many scratches to put up with.
What do I need to do before you come to refinish my countertop?
All you need to do is remove all items from on top of your counters.
How long will it take for you to refinish my countertop?
An average size kitchen countertop takes roughly 2-3 hours for us to refinish.
How much mess or dust will there be during the refinishing process and after you are done?
Due to our state of the art refinishing machinery, there is virtually no dust or mess. Our sander and vacuum unit extracts all the dust leaving a great finish with no mess. This means that you don't have to worry about removing all the items from your kitchen or setting up plastic barriers.
Do you apply a wax or special coating to the countertop?
Nope. The refinishing process is done completely with sanding. We start with a course grit sandpaper to remove the heaviest scratches and then work our way up to much finer grits to achieve a beautiful, smooth finish. There are no messy waxes or coatings.
How soon can I use my newly refinished countertop?
Since the refinishing process does not involve messy waxes or coatings that need time to dry or cure, your countertops will be ready for normal use as soon as we are finished.
After my countertop has been refinished, how can I maintain the beautiful new finish?
Corian and other solid surfaces are quite easy to maintain. For general daily cleaning we recommend simply a soft sponge or rag with warm water. For tougher spills or dirt, any mild kitchen cleaner works great and will be safe for the new finish. Please avoid any bleach based cleaner or any abrasive cleaning products such as Comet. These will put fine scratches on your countertop and make it appear dull or hazy. For the same reason, avoid using a scour pad, steel wool, or Scotch-Brite sponge.