Generally, there are two places in a home where countertops are found - the kitchen and the bathroom. Bathroom countertops are usually made of tile with a drop-in porcelain sink, or they can be made of cultured marble with sinks molded in, making the sinks and countertop one big molded piece. Kitchen countertops are usually made of some sort of laminate like formica, or they could also be made of butcher block or tile.
Most cultured marble countertops contain one or two sinks, and the entire area is one big molded piece. A problem area with cultured (man-made) marble is that over time, hairline cracks will start to develop near the drain. This is a perfectly normal characteristic of how cultured marble breaks down over time, and it's due to the hot and cold water coming out of the spout and hitting directly onto the surface.
We can repair cultured marble, but because the countertop and sink are one molded piece, the entire unit must be refinished afterward to hide and seal the repair. Also, the swirly/speckled/tone-on-tone look of cultured marble cannot be replicated with refinishing.
PRICING: To get a ballpark figure for the cost of refinishing cultured marble bathroom countertops and sinks, use $50 per square foot plus $75 per bowl.
Please note that anything touching the countertop (spout, handles, and drain) will have to be removed prior to our arrival to refinish, and can be re-installed a couple of days after refinishing.
The majority of kitchen countertops are made of tile, butcher block, or some sort of laminate, like Formica. There's no need to tear out these perfectly good countertops just because they look old, because refinishing them in place will instantly update your entire kitchen!
PRICING: To get a ballpark figure for the cost of refinishing kitchen countertops, use $50 per square foot.
Please note that anything touching the countertop (spout or handles of a sink, for example) will have to be removed prior to our arrival to refinish, and can be re-installed a couple of days after refinishing.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Because protecting everything from overspray is paramount in the refinishing process, we do not refinish countertops that open out into another room. If, however, your countertops are contained within the kitchen area, we can refinish them.
We Use MultiSpec on Countertops!
What is Multi-Spec? It is a unique decorative coating consisting of individual flecks of various colors that are subtly blended to achieve the natural appearance of granite or stone. The finish is durable, and the stone look is truly custom. Click HERE to see all the MultiSpec colors. No need to replace your existing countertops just to change their appearance. That's what refinishing is for!
We exclusively use a MultiSpec finish - not a solid color - to refinish bathroom and kitchen countertops, for these reasons:
the finish hides a multitude of flaws should the surface get chipped
it gives a beautiful contrast to a solid finish bathtub in a bathroom
it instantly updates a bathroom or kitchen by removing the outdated look of cultured marble, tile, formica, or butcher block by giving the countertop the look of granite
Another reason we do not refinish countertops in a solid color is because there are minuscule particles that float through the air during the refinishing process that can and do get permanently caught in the finish - which can and will be seen. Also, if you happen to chip the refinished surface, it would be much more noticeable on a solid color finish than it would be on a MultiSpec finish.
Please note that anything touching the kitchen countertop (spout, handles, and drain) will have to be removed prior to our arrival to refinish, and can be re-installed a couple of days after refinishing.
The TURNKEY Service Option
Part of the preparation before refinishing a countertop includes protecting the surrounding area with paper and statically-charged plastic.
The day after refinishing, you have the option of removing this plastic/paper, or we can come back to do it for a return trip charge of $125. Although most homeowners can do this, most still prefer that we do it so it is a turnkey project for them. It's totally up to you, but for scheduling purposes, we will need to know, as it requires an extra day in our schedule.
Please note that our warranty is specifically related to the two things under our control: workmanship and product defects. We do not guarantee that rust, cracks, or holes won't reappear later in a countertop/sink if the underlying source of the damage (possibly a house shift, improper initial installation, water leak, or previous damage to the same area) has not been corrected.
Our service areas extend to most of the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. Jim's home base is Colleyville, so he generally services the cities of Argyle, Bedford, Carrollton, Colleyville, Coppell, Euless, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Haltom City, Haslet, Hurst, Justin, Keller, Lewisville, Northlake, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, Roanoke, Saginaw, Southlake, Trophy Club, Watauga, and Westlake.
David's home base is Dallas, so he generally services the cities of Arlington, Cedar Hill, Dallas, DeSoto, Duncanville, Farmers Branch, Garland, Grand Prairie, Hutchins, Irving, Lancaster, Mesquite, Plano, Richardson, and Rowlett. These cities indicate our maximum travel range. Outside of these areas an additional travel charge would apply, or if Jim and David crossed areas.
Call Debbie at 817.305.0300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're unsure whether we travel to your area without an additional travel charge, which generally ranges from $25-$50 per day.