What Happens If My Granite Countertops Chip?



Granite is one of the hardest materials available for countertops today and is an extremely durable product.  While chipping is a rare occurrence with granite countertops, it can and does happen from time to time. In fact, over the years, I have taken a few calls from customers where a chip occurred from a falling plate, from an upper cabinet that hit the countertop “just-so” and created a chip.  I have also talked with homeowners that have chips by their sink area, which is probably the most common place for a chip to occur. The sink area (the perimeter around the sink) tends to be more prone to chipping, as some people bang their pots and pans against the granite while they are cleaning them.

Let’s take a look …

Sedna chip

 

Sedna Granite with small chip by the sink 

Sedna chip_2

 

Sedna Granite (Chips can occur along the perimeter of the sink from banging pots & pans.)

Sedna chip_3

 

Sedna Granite (Small chip by the sink.)

If you have a chip in your granite countertop, don’t worry. You can rest assured that it can be fixed. The process is actually fairly simple. An epoxy resin is mixed with a hardener to fill in the void.  Stone particles may also be used to help fill larger chips. Most reputable fabricators will set up a service call to fix the issue.

If you have questions pertaining to chip repairs, please free to give us a call. We’d be happy to do a service call to repair your chips for you. You may also submit a request to service your stone through our website.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Chips, Granite, Stone Care on April 7th, 2015 by Barb | | 0 Comments



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