A kitchen upgrade can completely transform not only the look of your home but your home’s value when it comes time to sell it. While kitchen upgrades can do wonders for your home, we also understand that not everyone has a budget for a complete kitchen makeover. One kitchen “upgrade” that we see time and time again is something that just isn’t worth it - contact paper counters.
If you haven’t seen contact paper counters, they act as a faux countertop that makes it seem like you have granite, concrete, or wood countertops when you really don’t. These large adhesive sheets are cheap, but in the end, you get what you pay for. Here’s why it’s always a good idea to upgrade your countertops to real granite.
Real Granite Is Durable
Contact paper covers are not durable and rarely last through normal wear and tear that you experience in the kitchen. Granite countertops are not only beautiful, but homeowners love them because they’re extremely durable and can handle even the busiest of kitchens. With a contact paper sheet on your counter, simply chopping foods directly on your counter can completely ruin the surface and the counter underneath.
Granite countertops can stand up to chopping, cutting, and preparing food without the need for a cutting board. You won’t need to worry about dings, scratches, or dents in your surface. When you use a contact sheet, you really only have a thin sheet of paper protecting your counters underneath.
Granite countertops are going to last significantly longer than a contact sheet. While you’ll certainly pay less up front for a contact sheet to go over your existing countertop, if you’re replacing that sheet multiple times per year because it can’t stand up to everyday kitchen use, those costs are going to quickly add up.
Granite can last for well over a century if properly maintained, and when you partner with the team at SC Granite for your granite countertop upgrade, you’re getting a counter that will last a lifetime.
Heat and Moisture Resistance
Two additional benefits that granite countertops provide are heat and moisture resistance. You definitely can’t set hot pans directly onto a contact sheet, and any moisture can lead to wrinkles in the paper or even mold growth underneath. What’s the point of a countertop if you can’t really use it?
As we’ve mentioned, granite is extremely durable and can stand up to both heat and moisture. You can put hot pots and pans directly onto your granite countertop without worrying that the heat will damage the surface, and you won’t need to worry about mold growing on your granite. A quick wipe with a towel is all you need to do to take care of rogue spills in your kitchen.
At SC Granite, we believe in high-quality products and experiences. Don’t settle for anything less than exceptional - to get started on your granite countertop project, contact the team at SC Granite today.