Product Information - Solid Surface

Solid surface products are designed for a lifetime of good looks and easy care. For the busy household or for the homebuyer who appreciates clean lines and durability, solid surface products fit the bill. Offered as countertops, integrated sinks, backsplashes, shower and tub surrounds they are manufactured from acrylic resins and/or polyester plastics with mineral fillers.

The Basics

  • Manufactured into sheets that are typically ½” thick that can be formed into seamless designs or layouts that have nearly invisible seams.
    • These products can accommodate large areas however in some instances seaming is necessary.
    • Seams are joined with a color-tinted adhesive which becomes less noticeable after it is sanded
  • A vast selection of colors to choose from with finishes ranging from matte to high gloss.
  • Although white and black are gaining in popularity, the neutrals are still the big winners with the stronger colors being used on islands, inserts in edge treatments or on backsplashes.
  • Perfect in the kitchen as these countertops can stand up well to daily wear and tear.
  • Resistant to bacteria and mold.
  • Non-porous material that resists many common household stains.
  • Although known for their durability, these products are not indestructible.
    • Use of hot pads or trivets on kitchen counters are necessary.
    • They are not completely scratch resistant
      • Darker colors show scratches more than the lighter colors
  • A choice of edge treatments.

Known for its Easy Maintenance

  • Can be cleaned simply with soapy water or an ammonia based cleaner.
  • This is the only counter where light scratches or burns can be sanded away to rejuvenate its appearance because the color and pattern run through the entire product.
  • Difficult stains can be cleaned with an abrasive cleaner and a green Scotch-Brite pad.

The Value of Upgrading

  • Wider selection of colors and designs
  • Wider selection of edge treatments
  • Options to incorporate matching sinks, backsplashes and surrounds.

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