Solid surface countertops are man-made from plastic materials such as polyester and acrylics. The process allows for flexibility and improved durability as compared to countertop materials.
While laminate countertops are basically a thin sheet of plastic adhered to another material, a solid surface counter tops is a solid block of plastic, aloowing for consistency throughout the color and texture.
Solid surface countertops are a great compromise for those who desire a durable and stylish material that is less expensive than natural materials, such as granite, marble or soapstone.
The benefits of solid surface countertops include:
Modern-day custom kitchen designers consider solid surface materials because it gives them the flexibility to design a whimsical and innovative kitchen without draining their clients’ pocketbooks. The colors and textures of a solid surface countertop can enhance a kitchen’s décor, and some of the most interesting kitchen designs are based on the flexibility of solid surface countertops.
The solid nature of this material is also what makes it non-porous and easy to maintain. Solid surface countertops are resistant to damage from any liquids and oils. Should you scratch or damage the surface, you can buff out a scratch or sand down a burn in order to restore the finish. In fact, many of these kitchen counter tops specifically inhibit bacteria growth and germs.
For more information on our superior line of Granite, Quartz & Solid Surface Countertops, Countertop Remnants, and Sinks, contact Lexmar USA today or talk to your home contractor about using a Lexmar product in your home renovation.