What Are Epoxy Countertops

If you are looking for a do-it-yourself countertop option, you may have heard of epoxy countertops. Epoxy countertops are different than laminate, granite, or quartz because they do not come in premade slabs that you get from the supplier. Instead, you have to buy an epoxy countertop kit to refinish an existing countertop. People often use epoxy to refresh worn-out counters. Let’s talk more about epoxy countertops.


What are epoxy countertops


There are many types of epoxy kits you can purchase, but ultimately all of them do the same thing. They all combine resin and a hardener to produce a clear, solid surface.


The main benefits of installing an epoxy countertop are its durability and appearance. If you install your epoxy countertops correctly, they can be quite durable. Epoxy is a nonporous surface, so it is naturally resistant to moisture, and it is reasonably resistant to heat. As far as appearance, epoxy offers a glossy look that can make cheaper or worn-out materials look more expensive.


On the other hand, epoxy is difficult to install, expensive, and hard to keep clean. One of the most difficult parts of epoxy countertops is the installation. Even for an experienced person, epoxy is difficult to install, and you only have one shot to get it right. If you mess it up, you can’t just go buy a new kit, you would have to also get a new surface to put the epoxy resin on.


They are also quite expensive. These kits are not cheap. If you plan to do it yourself, the kits will cost at least $100. If you are smart and you ask a professional to install it for you, you can spend around $100 per square foot. Finally, they are also not very easy to keep clean. They may have a durable and nonporous surface, but that doesn’t prevent stains from affecting the glossy exterior if left too long.


If you are set on having epoxy countertops, it’s imperative for you to take care of them. Homeline Coatings has a line of kitchen products that can help you protect all of your surfaces from wear and tear.