If you’re planning a kitchen remodel, then chances are you’re on the hunt for the perfect type of countertop. While laminate, tile, quartz, or natural stone are all popular and attractive options, solid surface countertops are another great possibility that you should give serious consideration to as well.
What is a solid surface countertop?
Designed over 50 years ago by Dupont, these countertops are made of a homogenous mixture, either polyester- or acrylic-based, that form a non-porous surface. Looking at a cross-section of a solid surface counter you will notice that the material is consistent all the way through. Contrast this with a material like stone or quartz that has natural variations on the surface and throughout and you will understand what the “solid” in solid surface means.
A non-porous surface means that bacteria can’t hide in cracks or crevices.
Strength - Unlike laminate counters with a thin sheet of plastic, the plastic is the entire thickness of the counter creating an impact-resistant surface
Easy to Repair - While the surface of these counters can scratch, any marks can easily be sanded out with a special sandpaper from the manufacturer.
Can be cut, cast, or formed to fit almost any shape of your choice
Unlike other materials, solid surface countertops have no visible seams
Nearly Limitless Style Possibilities
Perhaps one of the biggest reasons many homeowners fall in love with solid surface countertops is the variety of stylistic choices it offers. Available in an impressive range of colors and patterns, there is something for every kitchen.
The countertops and backsplash in this kitchen may look like marble, but they are actually a solid surface countertop. And unlike with marble, you don’t have to worry about spills, cracks, or etched surfaces.
This kitchen is proof that Waterfall islands look even more spectacular without any visible seams.
Obviously, solid surface countertops have a lot going for them. Still not sure what type of material you want to incorporate in your new kitchen? Let us help you decide! We love helping homeowners in the Central Coastal California area transform their kitchens into a beautiful and functional space they’ll enjoy for years to come. Give us a call today to get your free estimate!