How Can I Protect My New Countertops?

July 8, 2016

How Can I Protect My New Countertops?

Different countertops can take varying degrees of heat – and while quartz and solid surface are all heat resistant, wood and laminate are not.

Be careful about placing hot items on those surfaces especially!

Instead of putting hot items directly on your wood or laminate countertops, use heat-safe objects to protect the countertop surface and avoid heat damage – a simple heat pad or trivet made of cork, bamboo, silicone, or ceramic, for example, will do the job nicely.

Even when you have countertops that are heat resistant, keep in mind that they can still be scorched and scratched. Because of this, it’s best to avoid placing hot items (such as hot pots and pans that were just being used on the stove) or sharp and heavy items on your countertops, no matter what material they are made of.

You will maximize the durability of your countertops by using trivets, making them last that much longer in good condition.

We recommend always using a heat pad or trivet under hot or hefty items to reduce the impact. Think of them as a stylish way to protect your countertops!

A simple bamboo trivet will add a new dimension to your quartz or solid surface countertop; a ceramic trivet with a painted scene on it will add a splash of color to a wood countertop.

Trivets can and should be used on a regular basis in every kitchen.

Now, let’s say that you did not take proper care of your countertop and are wondering: When Should My Countertops Be Replaced?

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