often selected to create the vision of seamless elegance…
Solid Surface options offer an array of countless designs and color options in not just countertops, but integrated sinks, backsplashes, shower and tub surrounds. Solid surfaces are known for their durability, easy maintenance and their capacity to be renewed. This is the only type of counter you can actually sand out light scratches to rejuvenate its appearance.
At Floor to Ceiling our solid surface brands will provide you with a variety of options, features and colors. Solid surface countertops can appear seamless and will finish off the look of your new or updated bath or kitchen. Stop in and let our designers show you all the features of a solid surface countertop.
All About Solid Surface
Solid surface products are designed for a lifetime of good looks and easy care. For the busy household or for the homebuyer who appreciates clean lines and durability, solid surface products fit the bill. Offered as countertops, integrated sinks, backsplashes, shower and tub surrounds they are manufactured from acrylic resins and/or polyester plastics with mineral fillers.
Colors & Finishes
A vast selection of colors to choose from with finishes ranging from matte to high gloss. White and black are gaining in popularity, but the neutrals are still the big winners with the stronger colors being used on islands, inserts in edge treatments or on backsplashes.
Manufactured into sheets that are typically ½” thick that can be formed into seamless designs or layouts that have nearly invisible seams. These products can accommodate large areas however in some instances seaming is necessary.
Seams are joined with a color-tinted adhesive which becomes less noticeable after it is sanded
Benefits of Solid Surface
Can be cleaned simply with soapy water or an ammonia based cleaner.
Perfect in the kitchen as these countertops can stand up well to daily wear and tear.
This is the only counter where light scratches or burns can be sanded away to rejuvenate its appearance because the color and pattern run through the entire product.
Difficult stains can be cleaned with an abrasive cleaner and a green Scotch-Brite pad.
Resistant to bacteria and mold.
Non-porous material that resists many common household stains.
Options to incorporate matching sinks, backsplashes and surrounds.
Considerations when choosing Solid Surface
Choosing a countertop for your project, is really about knowing the right combination of characteristics, aesthetics, performance and budget to best meet the needs of your lifestyle. Take a look at some considerations before choosing Solid Surface as an option for your next project.
These products are not completely resistant to high heat. A hot pad or trivet is necessary to prevent discoloration to your counter.
Nor are they completely scratch resistant, so using a cutting board is recommended.
When selecting a color for your high-use countertops, such as in the kitchen, it’s best to stay away from the darker colors as they will enhance scratch marks.
Solid surface materials may require seaming depending on the size of the area. Seams will be slight in appearance and will typically run from edge to edge and or on the edge detail.
Be careful to not spill nail polish remover, oven cleaners, drain cleaners, lacquer thinner or paint removers on these products, it will stain or discolor the surface.
Caring for your Solid Surface
For general daily cleaning you can simply use soapy water or an ammonia-based cleaner. For a more thorough cleaning use a damp cloth and any household detergent, such as Soft Scrub® or Fantastik®. Sealing is not necessary for solid surface products.
To remove most stains such as hard water deposits, minor burn marks, and minor scratches use an abrasive cleanser or a 3M Scotch Brite® Pad. For more stubborn stains and scratches you may use fine sandpaper to resurface your counter eliminating the stain or mark. Be sure to refer to your manufacturer’s instructions for the correct sanding process for your counter’s finish.