One of the most durable and well-liked materials for countertops is quartz. It is equally as solid as granite and has similarly lovely, if not more lovely, colours and designs. In addition, it is a highly resilient design made of stone and resin that can withstand countless years of use and abuse. But that doesn’t mean it’s completely immune to damage. Your quartz countertop won’t suffer from significant fractures or cracks, but you’ll probably notice chipping with time.
Don’t panic if your quartz countertops get cracked; there are several techniques to repair and restore them.
The facts and questions section below covers what you can do to fix minor chips and other damage to quartz countertops.
Clean the countertop and mark the location
Cleaning the surface, you’re working on is always recommended. While fixing a chip, even little dust or dirt specks could cause additional harm. Use a soft cloth and a nonabrasive cleaner to clean the surface. Before moving on to the next step, mark the damaged area with tape, and let the area dry. This guarantees precise adhesive application and shields surfaces from stains after that. Next, tape a perimeter around the affected area.
What is the make and model of your countertop?
What you do next may vary significantly depending on whether your quartz countertop is light or dark in hue. Superglue can be used to adhere to a countertop with a light tint. This one is ideal for light colours because it’s clear and dry. A tiny amount should be applied to the damaged area and flattened with a brush or spatula until it is flush with the counter’s surface. Let it cure and dry out.
Use a tinted epoxy adhesive with a dye of a comparable shade for darker quartz surfaces. Once you’ve got the correct concoction, use super glue-like techniques to apply it to the affected region.
Buffing and sanding your countertops
To get the smoothest and least noticeable effects, buff the area after giving your adhesive 24-48 hours to dry and cure. To smooth out uneven places, use a piece of sandpaper and carefully rub it over the damaged area. Use a razor blade if you need to reach inside to remove some parts in fine detail.
What if the issue is too severe to be repaired using adhesive?
To guarantee you obtain the safest and best results for your repair budget, it’s better to call in a professional if the damage is more extensive. Granite and quartz countertops are made to last a lifetime, and with the proper maintenance, they will.
Do you have questions about quartz countertops? Contact a countertop professional at Imperial Granite & Stone in Markham immediately.
Your countertop repair, kitchen remodel, or bathroom remodelling will showcase the most distinctive and appealing stone countertops by employing only the finest quality countertop materials. Installing quartz countertops in your Toronto home will give it years of beauty and functionality. Call or come by for a free estimate right away!