Solid Surface countertops were created in the late 1960’s. At that time, the only colors available were variations of white. Color was introduced to Solid Surface manufacturing in the late 1980’s as continual improvements were made to the product. A solid surface material is a blend of polyester and/or acrylic alloys and fillers. The end product is seamless and can look like stone, glass or be a textured material. There are a wide variety of colors and patterns of Solid Surface materials available from several different manufacturers.
While Solid Surface materials are similar in composition, each manufacturer offers different options for color, pattern, texture and use. Solid Surface countertops are an excellent choice for restaurants, schools, offices, public restrooms and other high traffic areas because they are stain, bacteria and mold resistant. Solid Surfaces are sustainable and renewable. They have a long life span and can be usually be polished or repaired if they are scratched or damaged. Some Solid Surface manufactures also offer surfaces that include recycled materials and may be eligible to earn LEED or Green Building credits and certifications.
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Avonite offers over 80 designs of solid surface countertops to choose from and manufactures both acrylic and polyester solid surfaces. Avonite surfaces are highly chemical resistant and can be easily renewed by buffing or sanding. The non-porous nature of Avonite surfaces inhibits the growth of bacteria and microorganisms.
Avonite also manufactures a recycled solid surface product that can be used by architects and designers to achieve LEED certification or to meet green building guidelines.
Corian Solid Surfaces are manufactured by DuPont and are available in a variety of colors and patterns to suit any design need. DuPont continues to develop and expand the Corian product line with eco-friendly surfaces as well as surfaces designed specifically for healthcare and commercial environments.
Corian Solid Surface countertops are durable, resistant to heat, non-porous and do not promote the growth of mold and mildew, which allows them to be used in homes, healthcare facilities, schools, food preparation facilities and offices. Corian surfaces are seamless, impact resistant, non-toxic and easy to maintain.
Hanex is a solid surface material manufactured by Hanwha which also manufactures Hanstone Quartz. Hanex Solid Surface is durable, beautiful, flexibile in application and available in a variety of colors. It is crafted from natural materials and acrylic resins which allows Hanex to be cut and formed in a variety of shapes and styles to fit a wide range of designs.
Hanex solid surfaces are resistant to stains, heat, chemicals and bacteria. It a popular choice for surfaces where sanitation is extremely important, such as schools, commercial kitchens, laboratories, schools and other public places.
Hanex offers a limited lifetime warranty on residential installation and a limited 10-year warranty on commercial installation.
Hi-Macs is a seamless and non-porous material that is comparable to natural stone in strength. It is a low-maintenance solid surface that is scratch resistant and does not need to be sealed. Hi-Macs is known for it’s bold color options, affordability and versatility of use. Hi-Macs can be bent in the fabrication process and has translucent properties that allow for versatile designs that cannot be achieved with other surfaces. It can be used in kitchens, baths, schools, healthcare facilities, hotels, retail and more.
Hi-Macs is manufactured in the USA by LG Hausys and comes with a 15-year transferable warranty.
LivingStone is a 100% acrylic solid surface that offers a wide variety of colors and textures, including veined patterns that mimic the look of natural stone. LivingStone makes design choices easy, instead of offering hundreds of color choices they continually narrow their color selections to the most popular design trends.
LivingStone surfaces are seamless and nonporous and easy to clean. Acrylic surfaces are stain resistant and impact resistant, creating a durable and low maintenance surface. If damaged, most scratches on LivingStone can be buffed out with a ScotchBrite pad.
Meganite Solid Surfaces match superior craftsmanship with a variety of colors and styles for a beautiful kitchen countertop. Meganite is easy to maintain, resistant to stains and is a hygienic surface. The color palette offers over 100 choices to suit any design need. It is a non-porous suface and will not absorb juice, liquids or bacteria.
The Meganite manufacturing process focuses on waste reduction and sustainability. Meganite manufactures a solid surface out of recycled content that is available in 18 colors and may qualify for points toward LEED or Green Building certifications.
Staron solid surface offers a higher performance surface to suit commercial environments. It is resistant to bacteria growth, harsh chemicals and is easy to maintain. Staron is unique in its dimensional flexibility, it can be used in free form dimensional designs. In addition to natural colors, Staron is also is available in a wide variety of vivid tones and trendy colors.
Staron can be manufactured and fabricated in a variety of thicknesses that allow for transparency and back lighting. Staron is a very modern surface with an unlimited opportunity for unique design applications than are like works of art.
Staron is manufactured by Samsung and has a 10 year warranty.
Wilsonart Solid Surfaces are available in over 50 different colors. Wilsonart Solid Surfaces combine versatility and durability to provide an elegant feel to any kitchen or bathroom. Their surfaces are durable and renewable, making them an earth friendly sustainable product.
Wilsonart Solid Surfaces can be fabricated and installed to be virtually seamless. It is an economical and lower maintenance alternative to natural stone. Wilsonart Solid Surfaces are an excellent option for areas where sanitation is of high importance. Wilsonart continues to bring new innovative products to the market, including a preventative biocidal surface that eliminates bacteria growth.
Wilsonart Solid Surfaces offer a limited 10-year warranty.