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There are many solid surface countertops.
Solid surface is a great alternative to stone. It is a manufactured material, very versatile and elegant looking countertop.
It is a very durable countertops, very easy to maintain Even if some staining occurs, it can be cleaned and buffed out very easily. It is a popular choice for kitchens where there is a lot of activity, excellent choice for prep food areas.
Manufactures offer wide variety of colors and patterns. A lot of times it mimic the appearance of quartz, stone, wood and other materials. The seams can be almost invisible. Solid surfaces material is an acrylic-based manufactured product. It is composed of minerals, resins and pigments.
Characteristics and features of solid surface:
- Heat resistant
- Easy to maintain
- Solid surface
- Interesting surface finishes available
- Can be colored to order
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Most of the time, it is manufactured in sheets for fabrication into finished countertops. It can be cut into custom shapes, including sinks, shower pans, bathtubs. Sheets can also be heated and shaped into three-dimensional shapes. It adds versatility to the product. Color options and design flexibility are the main factors choosing this material over natural stone.
Solid surface countertops can be used as kitchen countertops, bathroom, vanity tops, and tub surrounds. Engineered surface composites have a gel coat finish which makes the material to be impervious to bacteria. It is a great option for the areas where staining is possibly an issue.
Solid surface sinks can be joined to the countertop surface with no gaps, and backsplashes can also be created that follow the contours of the wall seamlessly without gaps.
This material is very easy to repair if the damage occurs. Since the surface is solid, the countertops can tolerate very high usage, and it can be very easily refinished.
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