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by Julie Murphy

Kitchen cabinetsSo, your renters are not interested in looking at those old coffee stains or lovely series of stripes from years of not using a cutting board on the formica countertops? Hmmm.

Why not consider an easy, cost effective solution – overlay countertops? Several types of materials can be used right on top of your old countertop with many advantages:

  • No messy demolition! If the layout of your property is just fine, there is no need to go through the expense of ripping out the countertops.
  • Formica, tile or any substrate can be overlaid.
  • Easy installation – certified personnel take exact measurements, then fabricate the material in the shop for a perfect fit. This means NO MESS in your property.
  • Overlay counter-tops are fitted and glued usually within 1 – 2 days, unlike a long drawn out process for many other types of counter-tops.

The Look of Granite Without the Hassle

A popular type of overlay is called Trend Stone, which has the look of granite without the bi-annual sealing process or the danger of staining or chipping. This material is a mixture of 95% natural stone (granite and quartz) and a polymer, which maintains the beauty of the natural look while adding extra benefits. It’s heat, stain and scratch resistant and has a lifetime guarantee.

Another type of overlay is FLEX-C-MENT -specially formed and produced to obtain many unique looks. Colors of “c-ment” can be mixed to match anything from tile to stone, with very interesting cost-effective results. Commercial grade epoxy is used to seal the surface for extra durability.

When counter-tops need a face-lift, and you want to avoid demolition and downtime, explore the options available with overlay counter-tops.

Your prospective renters will appreciate the modern touch of class!

You’ll appreciate the no-mess, budget friendly solution. Bye Bye eyesore counter-tops! Hello welcoming kitchens and impressive, profitable properties!

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