We know that on most jobsites, countertops often double as workbenches. Whether it’s quartz or granite, these materials can quickly become victims to spills, drops, and everything in between. Fixing or replacing these beauties isn’t just a pain—it’s a severe dent in your budget and schedule. But don’t sweat it; protecting your countertops is easier than you might think, and we’re here to guide you so you can defend your countertops against jobsite damage to save some time and money.

Your Ultimate Guide To Countertop Protection During Construction

Whether it’s a full-scale remodel or a quick refresh, keeping countertops pristine on your jobsite is critical. We’ve laid out the best protection strategies tailored specifically for the challenges of quartz and granite during construction.

How To Protect Quartz Countertops

Quartz may look tough, but it’s not invincible. Here’s the rundown on keeping it spotless:

Choose the Right Protection: Opt for surface protection films and mats designed for quartz to guard against scratches, dents, and stains.

Correct Application: Carefully apply the protection, ensuring complete coverage without any gaps. Start from one end and gradually move to the other to avoid air bubbles.

Removal Tips: When removing the films or mats, do it slowly and gently to avoid pulling up any part of the countertop surface or leaving residue.

How To Protect Granite Countertops

Granite’s natural toughness makes it a popular choice, but it still needs a gentle touch during those hectic project days:

Surface Protection: Granite benefits from tailored films and mats that cater to its unique texture, like its quartz cousin.

Application Techniques: Make sure everything sticks just right—trim and fit the protectors carefully, without stretching.

Removal Tips: Pull off the protection at an angle that’s kind to the granite, checking as you go to keep the surface flawless.

Temporary Surface Protection Products For Your Granite And Quartz Countertops

Whether it’s a splash of paint, a heavy impact or dreaded drill dust, we’ve got the ultimate shields to keep your countertops pristine. Here’s the lowdown on the best Axiom gear for the job:


You know the drill: you need to protect that counter, but you don’t want to leave any mess behind. Enter Armour Premium Countertop Film. Stick it on, and peel it off 45 days later—no residue, no fuss. It’s perfect for keeping all types of countertops safe from the rough and tumble of construction life.


Looking for something a bit cushier? Check out our Armour Protection Fleece. This bad boy comes with a grippy underside to stay put and a waterproof top to keep out anything wet. It’s like a blanket for your counters. It is ideal for those high-shine surfaces that need extra TLC.


For heavy-duty stuff, you can’t go wrong with the Armour Protection Board—Black. This tough cookie is 2mm of fluted plastic that’s flexible, waterproof, and simple to lay down and cut up as needed. This board has got your back.

And don’t forget, whether you’re taping down with Armour Tape or going big with Bulldog Board Tape – Breathable, we’ve got the stickiness sorted so everything stays where you need it.

Protecting The Edges: A Must For Every Construction Site

Sleek granite and quartz countertops can really take a beating—especially the edges. It’s too easy for them to get chipped or cracked, and that’s not a cheap fix. That’s why grabbing some solid edge protectors should be a top priority on your list. They’ll keep your countertops looking sharp from start to finish.

Have some hefty edges to cover? Armour Foam Edge Protector—U Profile is what you need. It comes in two handy sizes—3in and 4.5in. It’s made from dense foam that soaks up impacts like a pro, keeping those edges safe from whatever the job site throws at them. Plus, it’s reusable, so it’s good for your wallet and the planet.

For the tighter spots, check out the Armour Foam Edge Protector—O Profile. With a snug 1.5-inch inside diameter, it’s perfect for safeguarding the smaller, more delicate countertop edge. Like the U profile, this edge protector is crafted from high-density foam, offering superior protection against impacts and making it a dependable, reusable option for your projects.

And let’s not forget about those corners—the heroes of any countertop needing extra defence. The Armour Corner Guard Edge Protector steps up to the plate, crafted from high-density compressed card material that stands up to the roughest impacts. It’s designed for repeat use, saving you some serious cash and helping keep your jobsite safe.

A little upfront effort in protecting your surfaces can save you time and money—no one wants to deal with the hassle and expense of repairing countertops. Defend against damage with Axiom’s protective solutions, so your jobsites run smoothly without expensive damage

Construction professionals can seamlessly reach out to their dedicated Axiom Temporary Surface Protection Key Account Manager anytime for assistance with their projects. 

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For projects beyond this region and throughout the US, fret not – we’ve got you covered. All you have to do is fill out this form on our website, and one of our US specialists will contact you promptly.

Why entrust your projects to our specialists? Simply put, we’ve earned our stripes as the market-leading temporary surface protection specialists. We don’t just know surface protection; we live and breathe it.