Also referred to as a Corian countertop, the solid surface was first produced in 1964. Today, it’s made of acrylic resin, polyester resin or a mixture of the two as well as coloured pigments, fillers and acrylic chips. It can be shaped, moulded and cut like wood to form more than just countertops. If you’re interested in discovering what solid surface countertops can do for you and your family, then this is the guide for you!
Some countertop materials can be damaged by stains caused by grease, certain foods, wine, coffee and other daily items. However, solid surface countertops are durable enough to resist staining. Accidents can be easily removed using water or abrasive cleaners.
On top of being stain resistant, solid surface counters prevent the growth of bacteria, mould and mildew. They’re invaluable material for healthcare institutions such as gyms, hospitals, doctors offices and retirement homes. This makes a solid surface perfect for kitchens.
A Certified Material
This countertop option has a Greenguard NSF Indoor Air Quality, meaning that the material won’t degrade the quality of your home’s air by expelling harmful substances over time. It’s also NSF/ANSI Standard 51 certified, which means that the solid surface material is safe to use with all food types.
Are you worried about cracking, gouging, scratching or chipping your solid surface countertop? Well, don’t be, because any damage can be repaired without hassle. A light sanding is all that’s needed to remove scratches and chips. It will also get rid of any burn marks that might occur. Deeper damages will have to be fixed by a professional, however.
Installing larger countertop slabs will usually result in the appearance of seams, no matter what material you have. With solid surface counters, any seam will either be invisible or extremely difficult to detect. Not only is this aesthetically pleasing, but you don’t have to worry about crumbs, staining, dirt or bacteria festering within a seam.
Doesn’t Require Sealant
Countertops like granite and marble need to be sealed on a regular basis in order to keep them in near perfect condition. You don’t have to worry about sealing solid surface countertops, but perhaps just give it a polish every now and then.
Lots of Customization Options
With the sheer amount of colours and patterns available with this material, you’ll be able to create almost any kitchen design you want. You can choose a solid coloured countertop, something with minor particulates embedded or random veining throughout to look like a natural product. You can also have images and text transferred onto the surface for even more options.
It Feels Great
You don’t have to worry about having a countertop that’s cold to the touch like you would with concrete or quartz materials. Solid surface is both smooth, warm and flexible, meaning that a glass that’s tipped onto the counter may not break on impact.
At Art’s Custom Countertops, we offer customers a wide variety of countertops at our Waterloo, Ontario store. With granite countertop and quartz countertops, solid surfaces and more, you can’t go wrong with our high-quality products. We also have stainless steel and granite sinks for sale, be sure to visit our website for more information about our durable product line.