Here at Affordable Quality Marble & Granite, one of our favorite engineered surfaces is solid surface material.
Many people underestimate the good looks of solid surface material and think it can only look cheap and flimsy, which is far from the case. These days, it looks classier than ever, and it’s also extremely easy to take care of. Not only that, but it’s also one of the most durable countertop materials you can find. When it comes to solid surface countertops pros and cons, you’ll most definitely find more pros than cons—no matter who you ask.
Are you considering installing solid surface into your kitchen or bathroom? If you are, take a look at this article before you get going—we like to make sure our customers are as educated as possible when it comes to the material they invest in.
There’s a good chance you’ve come across plenty of solid surface countertops in your life. The real question is—do you know what goes into these countertops?
It’s actually quite simple. In your average solid surface slab, you’ll find mineral dust, acrylic, resins, and pigments. This mixture is then heated up and poured into the mold that creates the shape of the unique countertop.
The reason why there are so many variations of solid surface countertops is that differing amounts of minerals and pigments are used to change up the looks. If you thought every solid surface slab looked the same, think again!
Of course, solid surface material is often used for countertops, and that’s something people know very well. This material performs great in kitchens and bathrooms, but you’ll also find that it shines in workspaces too. It’s often used to make desks, tables, and bars. Not everyone knows just how versatile it is.
Solid surface is so well loved because it can cover all sorts of bases, even on a tight budget. It puts across classy looks and admirable aesthetics without breaking the bank.
Many people are put off by natural stone materials like marble because they involve quite a bit of maintenance. So, if a high degree of maintenance has dissuaded you before, prepare to be amazed by how little solid surface countertops ask of you.
Solid surface is nonporous material, which means that it never needs to be sealed and it’s very easy to keep clean. Since there are no pores, germs and bacteria don’t have a place to sneak into and call their own.
There are no fancy, expensive chemicals needed in order to keep your solid surface countertop clean. What you’ll need are materials that you probably already have at home—warm water, dish soap, and a soft cloth. Simply wipe your countertop down once a day to keep it looking brand new.
If you’re looking for a countertop that will last you far into the future, solid surface is your best bet. This is a countertop material that can most definitely handle the wear and tear of your family’s everyday routine.
Just make sure to stay on the safe side and always use a hot pad or trivet and a cutting board to prevent heat damage or scratching on your countertop. You should put into solid surface what you want to get out of it, and that means conscientious care.
When it comes to solid surface countertops, there are tons of aesthetics to choose from. If you’re interested in finding out what we have in store, contact Affordable Quality Marble & Granite today.