October 01, 2018 2 min read

Thinking about renovating your kitchen? Epoxy countertops are the way to go! Epoxy is the most durable, heat resistant, and longest lasting resin on the market. Here at Maverick Composites, we are your guru to epoxy paint and countertops. Located in Jupiter, FL, we look forward to providing outstanding service and technical support to all of our valuable customers.

What is Epoxy?

Say goodbye to laminate countertops. That is a thing of the past. There is something far better for your home that is beneficial and more likely to save you money. Introducing epoxy. What is epoxy? Epoxy is an organic compound. It is made up of chains of carbon linked to other elements such as hydrogen, oxygen, or nitrogen. This link occurs via a covalent bond, in which the elements share a pair of electrons to stay together.

The epoxy term is a broad one. It can be used to describe the epoxide functional group, which is made up of a chain of carbon and oxygen atoms. Since functional groups determine the main characteristics of a molecule during a chemical reaction, this means molecules that contain the epoxide functional group can react chemically to create a rigid, yet highly flexible material.

Now that the scientific gibberish is out of the way let get to the part that matters. How can this compound help your kitchen?

What Are The Benefits of Epoxy Countertops and Epoxy Paint?

While soapstone and laminate countertops are a popular option for kitchen renovations and offer a handful of benefits, a better choice is actually epoxy. Homeowners are increasingly turning to epoxy varieties. Epoxy is available in many different colors and textures so homeowners are able to make it match their personal style and taste.

  • Durability
    • The material’s most notable benefit is its durability. Known to have higher impact resistance capability than other materials, epoxy paint can withstand up to 500 degrees of heat without showing signs of damage. Additionally, the material is UV-resistant. Homeowners with kitchens that rely heavily on natural sunlight can rest easy knowing the sun’s rays won’t affect the surface or deplete the color.


  • Ease of Cleaning
    • Unlike concrete countertops, epoxy paint is nontoxic and nonporous. This means that cleaning the surface is significantly easier because liquids won’t seep into the material. Cleaning is as simple as using a soft towel and a moderate amount of force to buff the surface. A countertop brush can be used for more persistent food particles.


  • Color Retention
    • One of the most significant advantages of epoxy countertops is the fact that most small nicks or color disruptions can be sanded out without having to refinish the entire surface. Additionally, the fact that less color pigment is used in these countertops means they impart a vaguely transparent quality that will hide color irregularities as they age.

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If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call. We have the most experienced staff in the industry, and for no additional cost, we will be happy to answer all of your questions and walk you through the entire process. We are located in Jupiter, FL. Call us now!