Solid Surface Fact & Benefits

solid-surface-countertopsWith the many brands, varieties of Solid Surface products and extraordinary color palettes, there are unlimited ways to create your perfect vision.

History of Solid Surface

  • Created in the late 1960s
  • Thickness was ¾” (19 mm) and seams were highly visible
  • Initial colors were all shades of white
  • Color was introduced in 1983
  • Particulate patterns were introduced in 1984
  • Large particulate patterns were introduced in 1991

What is Solid Surface

  • A non-porous, homogenous blend of polyester and/or acrylic alloys and fillers
  • A surfacing material that looks like stone, textured or glass materials, but cuts like wood
  • A material whose pattern goes all the way through its thickness, which allows for 3-dimensional shaping and gives it its renewability

Types of Solid Surface

  • Acrylic: acrylic resin with ATH (alumina tri-hydrate) filler
  • Filled Polyester: polyester resin with ATH filler
  • Unfilled Polyester: polyester resin with little or no ATH fille

Features & Benefits of Solid Surface

  • 80+ designs to choose from
  • From whites and beiges to bold colors, from solid to large chip-filled, from monochromatic to multi-colored, from opaque to translucent – the only limit is your imagination!
  • Durable/Renewable: Avonite® solid surface is highly chemical resistant – able to withstand the rigorous cleaning and sanitizing without surface alteration or damage, and is easily renewed by buffing or sanding (see our Solid Surface Care & Maintenance).
  • Hygienic/Bacteriostatic: the non-porous nature of Avonite® surfaces inhibits the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms. In addition, solid surface is seamless. Solid surface sheets are seamed together versus grouted or welded. When properly finished the seams disappear so that there can be no build-up of any kind in the seams.

Contact us today to find out more about Solid Surface!