All Repair and Restore engineers are trained intensively over many years to deal with any form of kitchen worktop repair. All members of the team pride themselves on our unmatched professional home damage repair service and are well respected in our industry for our cleanliness and professional attention to the quality of detailing that remains throughout all of our projects from start to finish.
The kitchen worktop surface is one of the largest and possibly most important pieces of any kitchen; it must be suitable in appearance and functionality. The kitchen counter top is a major part of the kitchen and must be designed to ensure it is aesthetically pleasing and meets all aspects of the designers dream. A counter top has a secondary part to play in the kitchen; it must be functional, serves almost as a practical tool when food is being prepared ready for you or your family to enjoy during meal times. The worktop is most likely the most used part of a kitchen in terms of how much surface traffic it receives every day and can become worn and damage over a short period of time.
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Repairable Types Of Worktop Damage
- De-laminating or De-veneering
- Joint filling
- Sun bleaching
- Stains and discoloring
- Chips and Dings
- Water damage
- Heat damage
Common Worktop Repairs
Corian Worktop Repair
Corian worktops are well known for being used in kitchens and are increasingly becoming more popular in recent times. Well known for its seemingly endless lines, simplicity in its design as it can be cut and molded into any shape and great resistance to water and staining. It is also widely available in a variety of colours.
Repair and Restore engineers have successfully made chip, dent and burnt kitchen surface repairs to Corian worktops and fully restored the surface to its original condition. The majority of the repairs that have been undertaken on Corian have been from tradesmen accidentally or carelessly miss cutting or damaging the items.
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Hardwood Worktop Repair
Hardwood worktops offer that authentically natural look making the kitchen area more homely and a more comfortable environment in. Majority of hardwood surfaces are engineered to reduce splits and cracks and improve the functionality and reliability of the surface. Hardwood worktops do require a lot of maintaining which is extremely important to keep on top off. When compared to various other materials hardwood is labour intensive the owner but most damages can simple be sanded away leaving a fresh canvas to be sealed again.
The most obvious repairs we make to hardwood worktops are from water staining, people often fail to keep up with the continuous maintenance that is needed to sustain the beautiful finish of the worktop. Knife cuts and objects dragged across the surface leave deep scores and scratch marks which leave a trap for water to sit contaminating the timber. This can increases the extent of the deterioration over time as the water spreads beneath the protected surface condition, burns are a rarity as hardwood appears to withstand heat reasonably well. All engineers can implement hardwood worktop repairs on site, restoring the surface to its former beauty.
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Composite Stone Worktop Repairs
Composite is a seamlessly beautiful material to have in your kitchen, its appearance is very natural and available in a wide range of designs and colours. Composite is very practical for a kitchen as it is hard wearing and some can resist high degrees of heat, composite can also be factory conveniently formed to any shape or size desired.
The majority of composite repairs that our engineers have under taken are burn marks and scratches to the work surface; although heat resistant they cannot withstand extremely hot frying pans usually leave a nasty blister behind as a signature. These worktops do chip relatively easily on the edges or corners, knife blades can also leave a nasty scar on the face if a chopping board is not used.
Granite, Marble Natural Stone Worktop Repairs
Granite worktops are often conceived as luxury item when compared to various other materials but the price in reality can be variably cheaper than other optional choice worktops. Granite can make an attractive center piece in most kitchens, can be used in conduction with a wide variety of styled kitchen, but can leave some kitchens feeling considerably colder.
Although Granite is the hardest of all the naturally sourced surfaces it can be susceptible to stains if the protective seal has been worn or weathered away. Most granite and marble stones must be resealed after 10 years of installation most customers fail to be informed of this when purchasing a new kitchen. The majority of the kitchen worktop repairs engineers make to granite are resealing, polishing of light scratches and surface chips. Worktop Repairs can be awkward to restore 100 %, due to the stones natural dense formation it is resistant to adhering fillers, only a select few can be used to ensure a long term quality worktop repair.
Laminate Worktop Repair
Laminate worktops are most likely the cheapest option available on the market, well known for the availability of an infinite amount of designs and styles to match any modern or traditional aspect of all kitchens. A laminate worktop is the simplest worktop to work with and is a builder or Dryer’s desired choice when it comes to installation. Laminate is moderately resistant to chemicals or staining from spills and requires the least amount of maintenance.
Laminate worktop repairs are the most consistently repaired item in the kitchen and make up the bulk of our kitchen worktop repairs. Surfaces of laminate worktops are susceptible to a noticeable amount of superficial damage from blades and shallow scratches. Damage often appears white or dark brown due to the pigment being removed from the top layer exposing the deeper layers, this requires light filling and detailing to restore the items finish. Laminate worktops are easily chipped and brittle; they are easily damaged from a high impact force. The material underneath the laminate is almost spongy when compared to other worktops materials, as a result we repair a vast amount of gouges. Laminate worktops do not cope well with heat or steam. Technicians repair a large amount of burn marks and separating joints where water or steam has been able to work its way underneath the surface. Once this happens the water deteriorates the adhesive, over time the unit starts to deconstruct the edging and swells.
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Glass Worktop Repairs
A glass worktop can give your kitchen a very modern and light appearance, glass is a great reflector of light and the worktop can be backed with a variety of different styles including a mirrored effect, this can make the kitchen area appear much larger.
We rarely see glass surfaces, the only repairs we can implement to these items are polishing out scratches and stains, they are best used as splash backs. In the majority of situations it is best to replace the item with something more durable scratched less easily; all glass is toughened ensuring no repairs can be made.
Stainless Steel Worktop Repairs
Also known as the ‘chefs’ worktop’, it is ideal for a working kitchen but would look out of place in most homes where it could likely deliver a surgical feeling to the room. Stainless steel is an ideal material as it is hard wearing, antibacterial, can resist great degrees of heat, reflects light and is resistant to both stains and chemicals.
Only a very few stainless steel repairs have been made in the past by our engineers, most of the repairs made to stainless steel worktops are polish surface scratches, dinks and dents can be removed but with only a certain degree of improvement.