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 frequently 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 a kitchen’s design and functionality, new countertops can be extremely expensive. Granite countertops typically cost at least $50/sqft, before installation cost is factored in. Quartz countertops are now a popular option for remodels, and they are even more expensive, typically running at $75/sqft. With so much practical design and 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. Unlike a wood cabinet or ceramic tile, however, 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 such as TackGuard Adhesive Wrap or traditional countertop films, it only takes seconds to wrap a countertop with protection. These countertop protection products keep the finished surface clean and scratch-free for the duration of a project.
Other more general surface protection solutions can also be applied to countertops. Multi-purpose Protecta-Foam offers foam-cushioned impact resistance 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 like Surface Liner Vapor and RamBoard can also be cut and used to wrap around countertops with protection.
Wrapping a countertop will protect it from minor tool damage, liquid marks, and prevent scratches from other construction debris. Keeping construction debris, nails, wood scraps, 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 up 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 easy and affordable surface protection is an easy one. Preventing surface damage at a job site reduces construction time, cost, and ensures that a home is perfect when delivered to the owner.