Rough Edges on Granite Countertops
- August 25, 2015
- Category: Hard Surface Maintenance, Natural Stone
Do you have shirts with holes in the front of them? If you own granite countertops, they may be the source of this problem. We receive several inquiries a month about the edges of customer’s granite countertops that are too jagged or rough due to normal wear and tear. These sharp edges can produce tears or holes in a shirt or any type of fabric. We actually had one customer that had over 1 dozen shirts ruined by their granite countertops.
Granite countertops can come in many different types of varieties and densities. Some varieties that have a greater number of minerals and are less dense. These properties lead to a granite that is more susceptible to chipped edges. The edge profile that is produced at the time of fabrication can also effect the susceptibility to chipped edges. Round and bullnose edges are the least susceptible to chipping, while straight and cove edges are most susceptible to chipping.
The only solution we have found to have a long-term, positive effect for our customers is to apply a clear acrylic resin to the edges of the countertops. This clear acrylic resin is thin enough to fill in the voids of the granite and smooth out some of the rough spots. The only time this usually doesn’t work is when the voids or chips in the granite are too small.
GK’s Custom Polishing, Inc. is your headquarters for granite cleaning & restoration in Avon, Avon Lake, Bay Village, Seven Hills, Chagrin Falls, Pepper Pike, Solon, Brecksville, Bratenahl, Highland Heights, Strongsville, Mayfield Heights, Beachwood, Westlake, Shaker Heights, Brunswick and more! How we normally fix rough edges and chips in your granite countertops are with a clear acrylic that will fill in the chips and remove the sharp edges. Give us a call at (440) 937-4457 for a free estimate.