Epoxy Scratch Resistance
The epoxy is resilient, but can still be scratched by sharp or rough edges. Because of its nature, scratches on epoxy are generally unnoticeable. It is still highly recommend to use a cutting board just as with any other countertop.
For the longest life, this product must have coasters and placemats used at all times when putting extremely hot items on it. The first couple months are the most critical as the epoxy is about 99.5% cured but has not developed its FULL scratch and heat resistance. It cannot be treated like granite or tile in regards to heat. The peak resistance after 100% curing in a couple of months is about 135 degrees. Until epoxy is 100% cured, we highly recommend using coasters and placemats at all times or else hot plates or cups might leave a slight imprint on the surface. Never put a hot pan or skillet from the stove or oven directly onto the epoxy! Caution when using products containing red dye or other colored dyes as they can stain the epoxy.