Solid Surface is a man-made material usually composed of bauxite, acrylic or polyester resins and pigments. Some of the most familiar brands include, Corian, HI-MACS, Staron, Wilson Art, and Formica. Solid Surface is the most versatile countertop material available. Offered in a wide range of colors and patterns, you will surely find a match for your home.
A major appeal of solid surface is its seamless nature. Solid surface sinks can be joined to the countertop surface with no gaps, which eliminates areas for water to collect and bacteria to grow. Integral backsplashes can also be created that follow the contours of the wall “seamlessly” and without gaps.
Stain Resistance – Non-porous material makes solid surface extremely stain resistant. A healthy countertop choice, because solid surface is nonporous, bacteria, molds and moisture cannot penetrate its surface.
Heat Resistance – Solid Surfacing is very heat resistant but it is not heat proof. A hot pad or trivet is recommended.
Scratches – Solid Surface material is very durable and can resist damage from everyday use. Scratching from cutting and hard rough surfaces can create fine lines in the material. The advantage with solid surface compared with other materials is the ability to repair and renew the surface. So even after the heaviest use, we can renew the surface to a beautiful finish.
Impact – Solid surface material can withstand high impact because of its chemical makeup. If you damage the counter surface it is easily repaired.
Food Safety- Solid Surface is the most sanitary of all countertop materials, and will withstand harmful solutions with zero damage to the material.
Brands: LG Hi-Macs, Corian, Staron, Hanex, Avonite, Wilson Art