While many people think of Solid Surface as countertops, there is a wide range
of possibilities from lighting designs to specialty applications and furniture.
Below are a few examples of the many different ways that Solid Surface can be used.
• printMenu(MenuCounterTopsandMore); Kitchen Countertops
• Kitchen Sinks
• Vanities and Sinks
• Showers and Tubs
• Walls and Facings
• Accessories (soap dish, towel bar, etc.)
• Lighting Designs
• Specialty Applications
There are many options to achieve unique designs. Solid Surface can be inlaid
with materials such as wood, steel, glass, granite or other solid surface. And
a wide variety of edge treatments can be accomplished.
Solid surface products offer many benefits over laminate, tile and granite.
Solid surface seams are inconspicuous, hygienic, and non-porous. This means
it will not support the growth of bacteria.
Because the pattern runs through the entire thickness of the product, nicks
and scratches can be easily sanded out of a top in a matte finish. Accidental
major damage, or damage to a polished finish top, can be repaired by a qualified
solid surface fabricator.
A matte finish is a typical sanded finish with no sheen. A well-done satin
finish is achieved by additional sanding with finer grits of sandpaper and
Scotch Brite© pads. The satin finish has a low to medium luster appearance.
The gloss finish has a high luster appearance and is typically applies in
limited use and wear areas.
Solid Surfaces products are a non-porous material designed to resist stains.
Spills that have dried overnight or did not completely clean with a common
household cleanser can be easily removed following the steps for your
particular product and finish.
Although Solid Surfaces are resistant to heat, the nature of ALL solid
surfaces is to expand and contract under extreme temperature changes. By
putting a hot pan in the center of the surface, the material wants to expand.
With the surrounding counter being at room temperature, the area of increased
temperature has no area to expand. This may cause cracking of the surface.
Scorching may also occur in extreme temperatures. To prevent damage it is
recommended that you use a trivet or hot pad. Routed grooves where stainless
steel rods can be placed to hold hot pans is one attractive design option.
Another option is an inlayed area of ceramic tile.
Always use a cutting board for your kitchen cutting chores.
Anything harder than a solid surface may scratch the surface; items, such as
ceramics, stoneware, stainless steel, glassware, etc.
Most of the care is already built into our products. With minimal effort, our
countertops will continue to be a source of pride for years to come.
Yes, if you have a high gloss countertop, our products can be buffed to its
original shine. Please contact a certified fabricator to return your countertop
to its original shine.