One of the most exciting aspects of kitchen renovation is when you get to change up your countertops. These are the centerpiece to your kitchen's aesthetic, so it makes sense to be deliberate in the materials you choose to use and what aesthetic you want to reach for.
There are several timeless choices for kitchen countertops, including granite, marble, wood, and quartz. But there are also modern, more recent options, such as epoxy resin.
In this article, we'll explain the concept of an epoxy resin kitchen countertop. This includes what it's for, the pros and cons of having one, how you can implement it regardless of your current or future countertop material, and why it can be a cost-effective solution to kitchen renovation that doesn't compromise on quality, durability, or beauty.
What Is an Epoxy Kitchen Countertop?
An epoxy kitchen countertop is a countertop that has had a coating of epoxy resin applied to it. Epoxy resin, in turn, is a two-part liquid polymer that hardens when both of its components are mixed together. This hardening process is slow enough that, once mixed, the epoxy can be brushed or poured onto a substrate material, such as a wooden or granite countertop.
Then, once the hardening process, which we call curing, is completed, you end up with a crystal-clear, rock-solid finish with an easy-to-clean surface that showcases the beautiful substrate materials that the resin finish is there to protect.
Epoxy Resin: A Versatile Countertop Finish
Epoxy resin is applied while still in a liquid state, typically right after mixing up a batch. A proper, high-quality epoxy resin will self-level, smoothly conforming to the surface of the substrate while spreading out until it reaches equilibrium.
The thickness of a self-leveling layer of epoxy varies from brand to brand. For instance, our Primaloc Bar & Table Top Epoxy levels out at 1/8 of an inch, which is twice the average—for a stronger, thicker resin finish.
Because of its unique nature, epoxy resin is able to effortlessly bond with most surfaces. Once applied, the epoxy permeates the pores and grooves of the material, then chemically bonds like a powerful adhesive.
Domestic, Commercial—Epoxy Resin Is Excellent for Both
In addition to being used for home kitchens, epoxy resin is also a popular choice for commercial projects, such as tables and bar tops.
The ultra-high durability of epoxy resin makes it an exceptional choice for high-traffic environments like a commercial bar. Moreover, it saves times and money, by requiring lower upkeep and maintenance, and being incredibly easy to clean—just warm water and a mild soap will handle nearly every problem.
Is an Epoxy Kitchen Countertop Difficult to DIY?
Working with epoxy resin may seem intimidating at first, but the truth is that epoxy is quite easy to work with. There are only a few steps to the entire project, e.g., applying a seal coat. The bulk of the project, however consists of just 3: measure, mix, and pour.
To get the optimal outcome doesn't require a lot of experience—just the willingness to carefully read the included instructions of your chosen epoxy brand.
Get first-rate results by using Primaloc Bar & Table Top Epoxy!
In addition to this, it's also an option to use a contractor to handle the project for you. Most contractors will know how to properly apply epoxy resin, and they can make sure it's done without missing a beat.
The downside of using a contractor is obviously timing and cost, so don't be afraid to consider making it a do-it-yourself project. You might be surprised at what you can accomplish.
Primaloc Epoxy: Premium Epoxy for Premium Results
When it comes to epoxy resin, Primaloc Epoxy gets the job done. Our epoxy resin is premium-grade, with high performance in every category, and is perfectly suited for kitchen countertops, providing unmatched protection while preserving their charming appearance.
Epoxy resin can be beautiful, strong, and long-lasting—which is why you shouldn't compromise on quality. With Primaloc Epoxy Resin, you get the ultimate finish in durability and visual appeal.
Protect your surfaces by giving them a rock-solid epoxy finish. Choose strong. Choose reliable. Choose Primaloc.