Choosing a countertop is one of the most important decisions homeowners make during a remodel. Countertops are very noticeable and leave a great first impression. They are an integral part of a kitchen’s design aesthetic and design language, and are also one of the most used parts of a kitchen. In short, having a perfect countertop is a vital component of any kitchen or bathroom remodel.
In addition to being important to the design and functionality of a kitchen, new countertops can be extremely expensive. Granite countertops typically cost at least $50/sq ft, before the cost of installation is factored in. Quartz countertops are now a popular option for remodels, and they are even more expensive, typically costing $75/sqft. With so much design and practical financial importance at stake, protecting countertops during construction and remodeling work with surface protection is an easy decision to make.
During construction, it is common for interior finishes to become damaged and require repair or replacement. Countertops are not alone in this regard; cabinets and floors are also frequently damaged. However, unlike a wood cabinet or ceramic tile, high-end countertops are generally not repairable if damaged. This makes protecting them from damage and blemishes so important.
Fortunately, countertops have an extremely easy-to-protect finish. Using custom-made countertop protection products like TackGuard cling wrap or traditional countertop films, it only takes one person seconds to wrap a countertop with protection. These countertop protection products keep the finished surface clean and scratch-free for the life of a project.
Other more general surface protection solutions can also be applied to countertops. Multi-Purpose Protecta-Foam offers cushioned impact resistance with foam and a lightweight adhesive that removes cleanly when the project is complete. Although originally designed for custom cabinetry, Protecta-Foam is an increasingly popular countertop protection. Floor protection products such as Surface Liner Vapor and RamBoard can also be cut and used to wrap countertops with protection.
Wrapping a countertop will protect it from minor damage from tools, liquid marks, and prevent scratches from other construction debris. Keeping construction debris, nails, wood chips, dust, drywall, etc. from resting on a countertop is the most important precaution to take. If debris is left on a countertop, it is extremely easy for scratches and stains to form. Plus, wrapping a countertop with surface protection speeds cleanup and ensures a spotless countertop when construction and remodeling jobs are complete.
When dealing with such an expensive and important interior finish, the decision to use an easy and affordable surface protection is an easy one. Preventing surface damage on a job site reduces construction time, cost, and ensures a home is perfect when delivered to the owner.