Replacing countertops when is it necessary?

Replacing countertops can make you doubt yourself. Because it’s such an important investment, you want to be sure you’re making a decision that will benefit your home.

In this article, we’ve compiled some of the most common reasons why our customers decided to countertop replacement.

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Kitchen countertop replacement: When's the Right Time?

Contemplating kitchen countertop replacement demands careful consideration. Enhancing both the aesthetic appeal and functional efficiency of your living space is closely tied to determining the right time for countertop replacement. If the idea of transforming your kitchen’s ambiance entices you, the timing to execute a countertop replacement becomes of paramount importance.

Replacing Countertops when Signs of Age and Wear

While repairs for minor countertop damages are possible, there is a point of no return. Over the years, they can show signs of age and wear through cracks, erosion, stains, burns, and discoloration. Even if you take care of your countertop, it will still naturally age.

After years of repeated repairs, there comes a time to countertop replacement.

Replacing Countertops if You Need More Space

There are quite a few ways your family can change, and therefore the needs of your lifestyle will change as well. When people have children, it’s normal to need more space. And if you suddenly find yourself entertaining more guests than ever before, you might need to update your countertops in order to accommodate that.

Opting for Replacing Countertops in order to match your needs allows you to enjoy your time spent in the kitchen to the fullest.

Kitchen suffered smoke damage

An alarming amount of house fires begin in the kitchen, and even small fires can cause irreparable damage to countertops. Smoke and fire damage are very hard to fix, so a full countertop replacement is usually the best option in this scenario.

Luckily, many homeowners’ insurance policies cover the need for replacing countertops.

Countertops looked outdated.

Even if your countertop still looks nice, every trend must come to an end. Something that was in style ten years ago could look outdated or even tacky in the present day.

If kitchen aesthetics matter to you, there’s not much you can do to mend an outdated countertop besides replace it entirely. By choosing something like granite, marble, or quartz that is less likely to go out of style, you reduce the chance of needing to replace countertop again.

Replacing Countertops for increased home value

When your home is on the market, you want to do all you can to make it alluring for buyers—and one of the most beneficial changes you can make has to do with the countertop. Stone countertops can raise the resale value of a home, and by replacing your countertop before putting your house on the market, you can make it more enticing.

Replacements of new kitchen countertops can help your home sell quicker and for a higher rate.

Replacing Your Kitchen Countertops

Your kitchen is where your family spends the most time, so we believe that you should love the look of it. If you’re interested in a countertop replacement, contact Marble Unlimited today.


Making the decision for a kitchen countertop replacement is pivotal in improving both the aesthetic charm and functional effectiveness of your living area. The motivations for replacing kitchen countertops encompass diverse factors such as evident signs of aging and wear, adapting to changing lifestyle needs requiring more space, countering damage from smoke, updating an outdated appearance, and aiming to enhance the overall value of your home. Whether you are addressing the effects of wear and tear or aligning with contemporary design trends, a timely countertop replacement can significantly enhance your home, elevating the ambiance of your kitchen to a whole new level.

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G.C. S.
4 months ago
Marble Unlimited did a beautiful job on our countertops. We are so pleased with the finished product. Highly recommend.
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Margaret McGuinn
3 weeks ago
3 years ago we chose Marble Unlimited to install our Quartzite countertops. We were thrilled with the beauty of the stone and the professional quality of the installation. When some problems with a slight stain emerged this year, Jennifer, Daniel and their crew promised to take care of it--- despite the fact that we were outside warranty. They have cleaned, dried, and resealed all the tops, and we could not be more grateful. This is a top notch business!!
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Tria Metzler
3 weeks ago
I hate posting bad reviews, but we had an awful experience at Marble Unlimited. I'm leaving 2 stars because they did offer a full refund for material removal, which was the ultimate resolution. Unfortunately the experience cost us about 4 weeks' additional time without a functional kitchen, and was a nightmare for us all. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt here that this was an honest mistake, but my husband and I were told during our walkthrough that we were purchasing quartzite counters: that these were the natural stone version of the quartz we came to shop for, and would be more durable. We were specifically told we would be able to cut on the counters, set hot pots and pans on the material, and would only have to seal them every 5-10+ years. We therefore spent a little more money on these discounted slabs (they were the last 2 in stock.) Unfortunately these slabs were actually marble, and therefore did not have the properties advertised. We found this out during install, and confirmed it shortly thereafter. To her benefit, Jennifer was as helpful as possible, and I cannot fault her customer service. The reason for my review was my experience with Daniel: after determining we had been misled on what we were buying, he was argumentative, belittling, and just downright rude on the phone. He claimed I was screaming at him on the phone (I have never in my life screamed at a vendor), that no one would have ever told us the material was quartzite, that these counters have been installed in million dollar homes and he couldn't understand why we were unhappy, etc... I was shaking with anger and adrenaline after being spoken to that way over the phone. Based on our experience, I obviously cannot recommend Marble Unlimited for your countertop needs, and would urge you to take your business elsewhere.
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Tyler Ledford
2 months ago
Great team and staff here at Marble Unlimited. Andrew helped me with all my questions and inquires and we overall had a great experience working with them. Will definitely be working with them for future projects!
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Deborah Brown
3 months ago
Many choices in stone—good advice from Andrew—quick responses to questions from Jennifer—punctual and professional, hard working installers. I had my beautiful countertops within two weeks. Invisible seam. Highly recommend.
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