Stone fabricator Michael Chafitz provides the top five reasons home and business owners need to consider stone countertop restoration before counter replacement.
POMPANO BEACH, FLORIDA, January 9, 2022 — Florida stone fabricator Michael Chafitz has over 2 decades of experience in the industry, and at the end of 2021, it culminated with the launch of his latest venture, Absolutely Vein. As a long-time proponent of stone usage in commercial and residential settings, Chafitz routinely advocates for stone restoration efforts versus countertop replacement..
Michael Chafitz offers top reasons for stone restoration
Retain and enhance property values
Kitchens and bathrooms are a major selling point for a home, and when they are dingy or in need of upgrades, they can lead to a lack of market interest or reduced offers as would-be buyers contemplate renovations. Michael Chafitz says that restoring your stone countertops is an excellent option for keeping your home sale-ready and even upping the asking price. Countertops with the full luster of their original stone and polish look new even if they are decades old. The restoration of these surfaces also helps elevate any other improvements, such as new cabinet finishes or upgraded appliances.
Stone restoration is a better value than replacement
While a kitchen upgrade may make a complete overhaul of the countertops seem appealing, Michael Chafitz advises stone restoration is always a better value than a full replacement, due to the fact of the cost of major price differences. It also restores total access to the full kitchen or bathroom more quickly than a complete tear-out and rebuild. In addition to the savings associated with the stone restoration itself, associated costs are also less, such as disposal fees for building materials.
Stone is always in style
While many building material and color preferences come and go, the sheen of polished stone — granite or marble — always feels premium and classic. Whether part of art deco decor, a 1980s pastel renovation or a contemporary gray moment, neutral stone easily blends in with other style choices. This makes it and any restoration services an investment in long-term style no matter how the surrounding decor changes.
The environmental appeal of stone
Michael Chafitz advises stone is also environmentally friendly. As a countertop, it can outlive the cabinets and house built around it and remain serviceable for generations. It is the ultimate “green” countertop and only requires a minimum investment in restoration when it gradually dulls or suffers abrasions and staining over time. Many other countertop options are made from synthetic materials requiring an extensive manufacturing process and do require replacement due to gradual degradation, the effect of heat and climate or style changes.
Stone countertop maintenance is minimal
After a restoration service, your stone countertops return to an easily maintained state. Choose a care kit designed to complement your natural stone and practice best care basics, such as never using any harsh chemicals like bleach, ammonia, any abrasives, or multi-use products. If need be, use warm water and dish soap, such as Dawn. With basic cleaning and proper care techniques, you are good to go for years or even decades barring a major issue, such as a chemical spill or a similar staining event.
You also want to make sure you are careful when pouring yourself a big tall glass of orange juice or wine. Stains from spills of acidic products will not be easily blocked out by the sealant used.