Yes — in some ways. When done right, epoxy countertops provide a long-lasting and durable surface. Their non-porous nature means they're resistant to moisture. The material is also resistant enough to heat, although you still need to use common sense and not place hot pots and pans on it.
You will receive a durable resin finish upon completion. When the epoxy hardens as part of your epoxy kitchen countertop project, then it creates a solid surface that will last for 10 ears.
So, epoxy kitchen countertop costs vs. granite or other kitchen countertop materials are far less and a perfect option if you're on a budget and want cheap countertops.
Refinishing MaterialCost per Sq.Ft. (Labor Included)New Laminate$3 - $30 Epoxy Coating $4 - $50 Polymer Resin $4 - $50
Exposure to UV light is the most common reason for epoxy resin turning yellow. When UV light hits the cured epoxy resin, whether directly or indirectly, the natural process of degrading the polymers within is sped up. This photochemical reaction is responsible for more than just turning the epoxy resin yellowish.
EPOXY KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS are more durable than plastic laminate and more affordable than natural stone countertops. And, epoxy creates a solid surface with many of the beneficial features you expect from natural stone countertops, like granite and quartzite.
Most epoxy companies recommend pouring their epoxy at 10 mill thickness. To increase the durability and longevity of our epoxy, we designed our epoxy to be poured at 100 mills (1/8 inch) thickness. This guide is our recommendation for Countertop Epoxy products.