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Choosing the Best Epoxy for Countertops: Why Superclear?
Which Countertop Epoxy Should You Choose? Superclear Countertop, that's what!

Choosing the Best Epoxy for Countertops: Why Superclear Countertop Epoxy is Your Top Pick

When it comes to kitchen renovations, one of the most transformative changes you can make is upgrading your countertops. And if you’re considering epoxy for countertops, you’ve probably realized there’s a lot to choose from. Picking the right epoxy is a critical step towards your new beautiful kitchen or bath! 

Trust is what we constantly work to cultivate here at Superclear, and we back that with a high quality product and exceptional customer service and tech support. Let’s dive into some reasons why Superclear Countertop Epoxy should be your go-to choice.

Dispelling Some Industry Claims

There are a ton of other “brands” out there that will flippantly make unfounded claims just to sell you their product. Be careful, and make sure to do your homework. 

500F Heat Resistance

First off, under our parent company FGCI, we’ve been in the resin, polymer and composite industry since the late 1950’s. We know what polymers can, and most importantly, cannot do. Our products have been used in construction, marine manufacturing (yachts, pleasure boats, performance boats, Coast Guard vessels, etc.), corrosion and some aeronautical industry. We understand limitations. 

When you hear that a product is “up to 500F heat resistant” that is technically considered a fire retardant resin. Fire retardant resins are extremely expensive, and when sold to the public, a quality fire retardant epoxy typically starts around $150-$200/gallon. These epoxies are also NEVER CLEAR as they are always compounded with fire retardant fillers, which is what makes them fire retardant. 

Don’t be fooled by parlor tricks on videos where a hot pot is taken off the stove and placed on the epoxy. It’s very easy to control the heat and’or creative cutting of videos to make you think that it has a higher heat resistance than it does. Then when you do it on your counters and have a problem, you’ll get blamed for incorrect mix ratio or a number of other things YOU did wrong. Don’t be fooled, and if you’re unsure, just give us a call and we can go over more particulars!

In all honesty, pans very rarely reach that temp. See the ranges below for gas burners and stovetops:

  • Low: 100–120°F
  • Medium: 140–160°F
  • High: 180–200°F
  • High heat: 425–450°F, or even 500°F for wok cooking

Table Top

Some of those very same “brands” we just mentioned will also try and sell you a 1:1 table top epoxy. These are generally great for table, bar and even furniture coatings. Your can also use them for arts and crafts and other decorative coating applications when paired with colorants. However, they are meant as a protective coating for what they are applied to. That said, they are softer and therefore more flexible, helping to protect against bumping, jolting or banging. 

They are not hard enough to be a countertop coating, and they have a much lower heat resistance, typically between 120F and 135F, depending on the epoxy formulation. Even though our Superclear Table Top is 80-81 Shore D Strength, it still isn’t strong enough to be appropriate for a counter application, and given most of our competitor’s products range between 72-78 Shore D. you definitely will regret using it and not a dedicated countertop epoxy. So don’t try to skimp, you’ll always regret it later!

Why Epoxy for Countertops?

Epoxy countertops have surged in popularity, and it’s not hard to see why. They offer a unique combination of durability, aesthetics, and customization that other materials simply can’t match. But what makes epoxy such a great choice? 

Benefits of Using Epoxy for Countertops

  • Affordability: Lets face it, new marble, stone or even quartz is far more expansion of an option.
  • Durability: Epoxy is incredibly tough. It can withstand the daily wear and tear of a busy kitchen.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: The glossy, glass-like finish is stunning and can mimic the look of more expensive materials like granite or marble.
  • Customization: With epoxy, you can create unique designs and color combinations that reflect your personal style.
  • Seamless Finish: Unlike tile or laminate, epoxy creates a smooth, seamless surface that’s easy to clean.

For more info and a guide for Epoxy Countertops, we’ve got you covered!

Key Considerations When Choosing Epoxy

Not all epoxy is created equal. Here’s what you need to keep in mind when selecting the best epoxy for your countertops:

Affordability

The current costs of Marble, Stone or Quartz can be outrageous. Quartz used to be the cheapest, but now averages about $53 per square foot. Surprisingly Granite is cheaper, now averaging at about $40. On the other hand, you can achieve the same look, or even better, for, at most, a little less than $6 per square foot. Yes, that’s right. Superclear Countertop Epoxy is only $ 5.83 per square foot (at 8 ounces per square foot)!

Durability and Strength

Your kitchen countertops take a lot of abuse. You need an epoxy that can handle heat, spills, and scratches without breaking a sweat. Superclear Countertop Epoxy is known for its exceptional durability and giving you the appropriate heat resistance (up to 205F), making it an ideal choice for high-traffic kitchens.

Aesthetic Appeal, Finish and Chemical Composition

The look of your countertops is just as important as their functionality. Superclear Countertop Epoxy offers unmatched clarity, bubble-less finish, FDA Food Grade compliance with FDA CFR 175.300, and a stunning, high-gloss finish that enhances the natural beauty of your surfaces. Our Countertop Epoxy is ACTUALLY Made in the USA with vetted raw materials and put through the most stringent quality controls. 

Whether you want a sleek, modern look or a rustic, textured finish, Superclear has you covered.

Ease of Application

DIY enthusiasts, rejoice! Superclear Countertop Epoxy is designed with ease of use in mind. Its self-leveling properties ensure a smooth application, even for beginners. Plus, detailed instructions and excellent customer support make the process a breeze.

Safety and Eco-Friendliness

In today’s world, it’s crucial to choose products that are safe for you and the environment. Superclear Countertop Epoxy is non-toxic, low-odor, and VOC-free, making it a responsible choice for your home. Also, by redoing your countertops, that’s one less slab of granite or stone being cut out of the earth! Win/Win right?!

Why Superclear Countertop Epoxy is the Best Choice

So, why should you choose Superclear Countertop Epoxy over other brands? Here are the standout reasons:

MADE IN THE USA

That’s right. We carefully source our raw materials and manufacture our epoxy right here in our 35,000 square foot facility in Saint Petersburg, Florida, right in the Tampa Bay area! 

Superior Durability and Strength

Superclear Countertop Epoxy is formulated to provide maximum durability. It resists scratches, stains, and yellowing, ensuring your countertops look great for years to come. This toughness makes it perfect for busy kitchens where spills and accidents are a daily occurrence.

Exceptional Clarity and Aesthetic Appeal

The clarity of Superclear Epoxy is second to none. Its crystal-clear finish enhances the natural beauty of your countertops, giving them a luxurious, high-end look. Whether you’re going for a minimalist design or something more intricate, Superclear delivers stunning results.

User-Friendly Application Process

Even if you’re new to epoxy, Superclear makes the application process straightforward. The self-leveling formula ensures a smooth, even coat, and the detailed instructions guide you through each step. Plus, if you ever have questions, our customer support team is always ready to help.

Safety and Eco-Friendly Features

Superclear Epoxy is committed to safety and sustainability. Our epoxy is non-toxic, low-odor, and free from harmful VOCs. You can rest easy knowing that your new countertops are safe for your family and the planet.

Customer Testimonials and Success Stories

Don’t just take our word for it—here’s what some of our happy customers have to say:

  • Jane from Florida: “I used Superclear Countertop Epoxy for my kitchen remodel, and I’m blown away by the results. The finish is flawless, and it’s holding up beautifully against daily use.”
  • Mike from California: “As a DIY enthusiast, I was a bit nervous about working with epoxy. But Superclear made it so easy, and the support team was incredibly helpful. My countertops look amazing!”
  • Sarah from New York: “I love that Superclear Epoxy is eco-friendly and safe for my family. Plus, the finish is absolutely stunning—everyone who visits asks about my countertops!”

Wrap Up

Choosing the right epoxy for your countertops is crucial for achieving the best results. With Superclear Countertop Epoxy, you’re not just getting a product—you’re getting a top-tier solution that’s durable, beautiful, and easy to use. Ready to transform your kitchen? Head over to our website and grab yourself the Best Epoxy for Countertops today!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

 

How durable are epoxy countertops?

Epoxy countertops are incredibly durable, resistant to scratches, stains, and impact, making them perfect for kitchens and bathrooms.

Can I install epoxy countertops over existing countertops?

Yes, epoxy can be applied over existing surfaces like laminate, wood, or concrete, making it a cost-effective upgrade.

How long do epoxy countertops last?

With proper care, epoxy countertops can last many years, maintaining their beauty and functionality.

Are epoxy countertops heat resistant?

Yes, epoxy is heat resistant, but it’s best to use trivets for hot pots and pans to prevent any potential damage.

What makes Superclear Epoxy the best choice?

Superclear Epoxy offers superior clarity, UV resistance, and ease of application, ensuring professional-quality results every time.

Maintenance Tips

  • Clean with Superclean Epoxy Cleaner.
  • Avoid placing hot items directly on the surface.
  • Reapply a maintenance coat if necessary, after a few years for a fresh look.

Ready for Your Next Epoxy Project? 🛠️

Wait a minute! Before you dive in, make your life easier with our Epoxy Project Planner PDF. This handy template is your ultimate guide to achieving epoxy greatness.

  • 🎯 Track your products used
  • ⏱️ Keep an eye on the working time
  • 🗓️ Note down when you last poured
  • 🌡️ Log your ambient temperature
  • 🤓 And more!

So why make it complicated? With our Epoxy Project Planner, you can focus on creating something awesome while we handle the details.

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