Epoxy countertops are everywhere. You’ve probably seen them in your favorite store or restaurant and wondered what it would be like to have that kind of surface in your own kitchen.
It’s a pretty slick look, but you want to know what it feels like to walk on epoxy before making the investment, right?
We were curious too so we asked some of our employees who have experienced these countertops first hand.
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How do epoxy countertops feel?
Epoxy countertops feel smooth, hard, and durable. They are not slippery, which is a plus for those who have young children or pets.
Epoxy countertops are easy to clean as they resist nicks and scratches. You can also easily maintain epoxy counters by wiping them down with warm water and a soft cloth or paper towel once a day or after each mealtime.
It’s important to note that you should avoid using abrasive cleaners on your epoxy because they will dull its shine over time.
Epoxies are one of the most popular choices when it comes to choosing countertops because they’re so versatile—they can be used in many different settings from commercial kitchens to bathrooms as well as homes with kids/pets!
Do epoxy countertops scratch easily?
Epoxy countertops are durable, but they are not as hard as stone. That’s why some DIYers think they can use a sander to smooth out the surface of the countertop, or use steel wool or harsh chemicals to clean it.
This is definitely a bad idea for two reasons: firstly because it will wear down your countertop faster, and secondly because you’re likely to scratch it up in the process. Don’t try this at home!
Stone is made from minerals that have been compressed over time into solid rock. So while epoxy may be more durable than granite when it comes to scratching and other damage, if you look at its texture under a microscope (or even just zoom in), you’ll see that there’s an unevenness that resembles sandpaper—which means if one part of your epoxy does get scratched or damaged by something like steel wool or another abrasive material, then any dirt particles could easily get trapped between these rough spots on your kitchen table!
Are epoxy countertops nice?
Epoxy countertops are not like a stone.
Epoxy countertops are not like marble.
Epoxy counters differ from laminate because they are made of plastic, which means they don’t have that same feeling you get when your hand grazes across the surface of a laminate table or countertop (it’s more smooth).
Does epoxy feel like stone?
Epoxy is a smooth, glossy surface that feels like stone. It’s also incredibly durable and scratch-resistant, which makes it an ideal choice for kitchens with young kids or pets.
It’s easy to clean since the top layer of epoxy is porous and absorbs stains, spills, and dirt; however, you might find yourself cleaning them more often than other countertops because they’re so easy to wipe down after each use. If you have children or pets in your home, this can be a benefit as well!
Epoxy countertops are also resistant to heat—you can put hot pots directly onto them without worrying about damage!
And if you’re worried about scratches ruining your beautiful new look (or just want to keep things looking pristine), know that epoxy countertops are stain-resistant too!
Why You Should Not Do epoxy resin countertops?
There are a few reasons why you shouldn’t use epoxy resin countertops. First, they are expensive. The cost can vary greatly depending on the size and shape of your countertop, but it will be one of the most expensive things in your home (if you choose to do it).
Second, they aren’t good for high heat because they’re made out of plastic. If you like to cook or bake with high heat then this might not be the best material for your kitchen.
Thirdly, cleaning them is difficult because there aren’t any cutouts for soap dispensers or drains under sink areas; however, there are other ways around this problem such as adding those features yourself!
Finally comes traffic areas like front entrances where people tend to sit down more often than others – these surfaces could become slippery when wet which could cause someone injury if not careful enough while walking across/away from them.”
How many years do epoxy countertops last?
Epoxy countertops are a highly durable material. They can last for decades, and they’re resistant to heat, grease, stains, cleaning chemicals, and acidic foods like lemons. Not only that but epoxy countertops are also very scratch-resistant.
An epoxy is an expensive option compared to other types of materials such as granite or quartz however it’s worth the investment since it lasts so long and requires less maintenance than other materials.
Can you put hot stuff on epoxy?
You can put hot stuff on epoxy countertops.
You’re probably asking yourself, “how hot?” We can help with that question: you can put pretty much anything on your epoxy material or surface without damaging it.
It won’t burn the surface or create a chemical reaction, which means you don’t have to worry about what would happen if you took one of those infrared thermometers out of your pocket and set it down for a moment before placing it in your mouth to see how long until the thermometer melted in your mouth (we tried this once).
Just be careful not to drop something big or heavy on top of an epoxy countertop; even though it’s flexible and durable, there’s no telling what kind of damage could be done by dropping something heavy onto one side repeatedly over time.
Does epoxy turn yellow?
Epoxy is a good choice for countertops. It doesn’t turn yellow and it’s resistant to heat, making it particularly useful in kitchens, where appliances can get hot.
But there are drawbacks: Epoxy countertops will cost you more than other types of kitchen surfaces and they need to be sealed regularly, or else they can become stained.
If you want your countertop to look pristine year-round, consider sealing with an epoxy sealer once every few years at most (if not more often).
You can do this yourself by applying the sealer with a roller brush or spray gun; most applications will only take about 30 minutes per side of the piece that is sealed.
That’s what you need to know about epoxy countertops. You can now make an informed decision about these countertops and whether they’re right for you.
If you have any other questions, be sure to ask them in the comments below! We love hearing from all of our readers!