Hosting Parties during the Holidays

During the holiday season, I adore hosting parties at my home. I always enjoy spending time with close friends and family members in a relaxed atmosphere. Are you already busily planning upcoming events at your home? Consider making your house look amazing when visitors arrive by hiring a professional cleaning service. A cleaning service can complete tedious chores such as vacuuming your carpets, mopping your hardwood floors, cleaning your oven, and dusting your furniture. On this blog, I hope you will discover the benefits of hiring a cleaning service before your guests are expected to arrive. Your home can be a spotless party paradise.

Options For Repairing A Chipped Granite Countertop


Granite countertops take a lot of hard use in the kitchen. They tolerate hot pans and sharp knives. However, since they are natural stone, they can be chipped when something heavy like a pan or bottle is dropped on them. Chips and cracks in granite can be repaired. You can use a DIY kit or call in a professional. Here's a look at these options.

Buy A Granite Repair Kit

If the chip is tiny, you can try a DIY granite repair kit. However, it may not be possible to get professional results. The repaired area may be obvious to the eye or to the touch. One reason it is difficult to repair granite yourself is because of the variations of color in the stone. You have to mix a color to match, and if the area is flecked with color, you may need multiple colors to make repairs blend in.

Another difficult thing about using a DIY kit is getting the repaired area smooth with the surface. The chip has to be filled to be level with the rest of the granite. If it isn't full enough or if it is too full, you'll feel the repaired area when you brush over it with your hand. You'll probably have to sand the repaired area to get it level, but you'll have to take care not to damage the nearby granite when you do so.

Using a DIY kit may be worth a try on a very small chip, but if you don't like the results, you'll make it difficult for professional repairs to be done and it may cost more than if you had called a professional to start with.

Have The Granite Repaired Professionally

If the chip is very big, you'll get better results if you let an experienced professional make the repairs. For one thing, getting the color just right is a skill that takes practice. Professionals also use different materials than you use in a DIY kit. DIY kits contain epoxy. Professionals use resin which can be cured quickly with a UV light in the same way a dentist cures resin fillings. This gives the granite a very strong bond and the results look natural.

The repairs will be invisible when done by a professional since the colors will be blended perfectly and the materials used are of superior quality. A professional may even consider other options. For instance, if a corner of your granite countertop is completely chipped off, it might be possible to round off the corner rather than replace the broken piece.

Fortunately, granite countertops aren't damaged very often, but accidents do happen occasionally. When a chip occurs, note its size and consider how easy it will be for you to do repairs and hide the chip yourself. If you do decide to go with a DIY kit, be sure to follow the instructions to the letter so you get the best results possible. For more information, contact companies like Marble Tec Systems.


25 July 2017