Countertops: How to Protect Your Investment


If you are in the process of remodeling your home, you know that the right countertops can completely change a room’s look and bring together your design. Plus, your countertops are something you will look at and use every single day. With this in mind, it is important to take your time considering your options and choose a style and a material that you love. Common countertop materials like granite and quartz are expensive though so, once you choose the perfect style, it is imperative that you make sure they are protected.


Whether they are kitchen countertops or bathroom countertops, they are susceptible to damage during the renovation process. Construction materials and tools can leave behind scratches or stains unless you take precautions to cover and protect your surfaces beforehand. Luckily, this is fairly easy to do and there are a few different options to choose from.


It is not always necessary to use products specifically designed to protect countertops. Multipurpose cushion products traditionally used to cover floors, cabinets, or other surfaces can often be used and will be sufficient.

There are also standard countertop films or adhesive wraps. These are applied directly to the counter’s surface and serve as ways to protect it from accidental scratches and construction debris.  


Protecting your countertops should be on your priority list during a renovation, and it should be on your contractor’s as well. Though you are now informed about properly protecting your counter surfaces during a project, it is something that a good contractor will help you take care of. This shows that he or she is serious about providing good quality work and results that you are happy with. The next time you have a remodel project, make sure your contractor takes notice of your kitchen or bathroom countertops and ensures that they are adequately protected before construction begins. It is easy and will keep your investment looking new.