4 Signs You Should Replace Your Laminate Countertops

Laminate countertops are a great budget-friendly way to give your kitchen a unique look or add a pop of color to an otherwise bland space. But they won’t last forever, even if most homeowners try to make them last for decades on end. Over time, they will break down and leave your home looking less pristine than it should. 

As a homeowner, you’ll want to know how to tell if it’s time to replace your countertops with new higher quality materials so you can keep your home looking great for decades to come. Here are a few tell-tale signs that your kitchen is ready for new natural stone countertops.  

1. They’re Chipped
Chipped laminate may not seem like a big deal, but it can actually introduce your kitchen to several problems. Those chips expose the plywood and support structure beneath the protective laminate coating to moisture, germs, mold, and mildew. Since the support structure is porous, you may never be able to completely remove any germs or mold that grows beneath the chipped laminate. This puts your health at risk. 

If your countertops have several chips near your major food preparation areas, you’ll want to replace them as soon as possible. 

2. You Can’t Get Them Clean
As laminate ages, the material becomes more and more porous. This makes it susceptible to stains and grime. If you find yourself having to scrub your countertops for hours to get rid of buildup or just can’t get them clean no matter how hard you try, it’s high time to replace them.

Once you have natural stone countertops in place, you’ll find it much easier to keep them clean. This will make your entire kitchen look more put-together and pristine even if your loved ones leave messes behind several times each day.

3. You’re Ready to Add Value to Your Home
Laminate is functional. That’s why it’s such a popular choice. But that doesn’t mean it adds value to your home. When it’s in good condition, it won’t detract value from your property, but it won’t make your kitchen stand out if you’re trying to impress prospective buyers. By upgrading to a beautiful natural stone, you’ll improve the value of your property because the stone lasts longer and requires far less maintenance to keep it looking like new. 

If you’re thinking of selling your home and want to improve its value and make it more marketable to prospective buyers, replacing your laminate countertops with natural stone countertops can be a great choice. 

4. They Make Your Kitchen Look Dated
Laminate countertops were very common two decades ago, and that means it can make your kitchen look old and outdated. This can make any other updates you’re planning ineffective and leave you feeling like your kitchen is lackluster at best. If you feel that your kitchen is outdated, it’s time to replace your countertops.

Upgrade to Natural Stone Today
If you think your laminate countertops are just tired and old, don’t leave them in place. Contact Natural Stone Sales to learn more about how natural stone countertops can improve the look and feel of your kitchen.
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