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When Does Your Kitchen Worktop Needs to Be Replaced

 There comes a point when you need to replace the kitchen worktop; but might be difficult to decide when it is actually time. Kitchen worktops are exposed to wear and tear due to continuous use, so they need to be repaired or replaced from time to time. It is true that some worktops such as granite worktops last very long; but just as any other things they also have a shelf life. So you must know about the signs that indicate you need to replace the kitchen worktop.

Signs the Indicate the Worktop Needs to be Replaced

Here are some signs that indicate the worktop needs to be replaced:

Mismatch for the Decor

If you are planning to upgrade the entire look of your kitchen, you might require replacing the worktops. Worktops are an integral part of every kitchen and keeping the old ones will make the kitchen look unbalanced. So depending upon the type of look you want to achieve for your new kitchen, you need to choose an appropriate worktop.

Tough to Maintain

Since worktops are used extensively, it is necessary to maintain it regularly. But there comes a point when it becomes hard to maintain. You need to make expensive repairs or invest a lot of time to maintain the worktops. If you are facing similar situations, you need to replace the worktops immediately. 

Visible Cracks

Even though worktops are made of tough and durable materials such as granite, they often crack due to misuse or aging. Kitchen worktops may crack if you put hot pans and pots on it directly; or place heavy utensils and appliances. Worktops may also crack if it is exposed to sharp materials such as knives and forks on a regular basis. Many worktops require sealing after a few years of installation; if you fail to seal them, they might crack. So if your kitchen worktop has visible cracks, it might be time to get them replaced.

Staining

Worktops are susceptible to staining if liquids get spilled over. Some liquids such as vinegars, lemon juice, etc. leave tough stains on the worktops when they get spilled. Some stains can be easily removed, while some can`t be removed completely. So if the worktop in your kitchen has too many stains, it will make your kitchen look old and ugly. If you have put in a lot of effort to remove the stains, but failed to remove them, it is time to get the worktop replaced.

Before replacing a worktop, it is advised to consult a professional to ensure it is the only option left. Some defects can be repaired efficiently so that they are not visible to naked eyes. So ask a professional whether the damages and defects with your worktop are repairable or not. Replacing is often more expensive than repairing; so it is best to evaluate your options before deciding. 

Replacing the kitchen worktops on time will ensure you do not have to spend money on frequent repairs and maintenance and will make your kitchen look like new. So keep your eyes open for the signs that indicate the worktop needs to be replaced.