Pro Marine Supplies Table Top 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 recommended to use a cutting board just as with any other countertop if you are preparing any food on the surface.
For the longest life, this product must have coasters and placemats used at all times when putting extremely hot items on it. 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. 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 a red dye or other colored dyes as they can stain the epoxy.
Pro Tip - If you have used Pro Marine Epoxy Resin for an item that will be used (such as a tumbler, coaster, serving tray, tabletop, etc) Please wait at least 3 days before putting that item to use, as it can scratch much easier before the full cure is completed. Your project will probably feel hard to touch after 12 hours but it is VERY important to wait for the full 72 hours to put your item into use. Epoxy will continue to harden over the next few months, so be sure to still be gentle with your countertops!