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5 Benefits of Solid Surface Countertops

Solid surface is a manufactured material which is widely used for seamless countertop installations. The material can mimic the appearance of granite, stone, marble and similar naturally occurring materials at a more affordable price.

Manufactured using acrylic or polyester resins, solid surface countertops are available in many colours and patterns, and so the material is favoured by many homeowners over natural stone.

Below we have listed the top five benefits of choosing a solid surface material for your kitchen countertops.

Seamless Joints

Any large surface requires seams which are sometimes visible to the eye. Nevertheless, with a solid surface, the seams are either invisible or very hard to detect. As the material is moulded to fit perfectly, seams are unrecognisable, making for an excellent aesthetic, while also eliminating places for crumbs, stains, dust and bacterial to amalgamate into.

Nearly Non-Porous Surface

Although no surface is 100% non-porous, solid surface, tile and quartz come the closest countertop material to not allowing liquid or air to pass through them. Solid surface’s exceedingly low porosity prevents bacteria from entering the surface and promotes a clean and sanitary countertop.

Easy to Care for

Solid surfaces are very stain resistant, and as a direct result from this, they are effortless to care and maintain. Cleaning is a rapid and straightforward task with a solid surface countertop, a swift wipe with warm soapy water or household cleaner is all it takes to keep the material sanitised.

An Abundance of Colours and Designs

Because they are a manufactured material, solid surfaces come in a whole host of colours, patterns and designs. These include –

  • Endless solid colours (for example, red, orange, yellow, green, blue etc.)

  • Small multi-coloured particulates like grains of sand embedded in the sheets

  • Veined patterns


Solid surfaces are known to be hard and impact resistant. However, the material is susceptible to scratches, and therefore extra care should be taken when preparing food on the surface. Using chopping boards will help prevent any unwanted or accidental scratches inflicted by knives or sharp kitchen utensils.

Solid surface countertops are a reliable and practical addition to any kitchen. If you would like more information or advice, do not hesitate to contact us on 0191 4477440, to chat with a team member. Or why not browse our portfolio to see some of our previous works https://www.rosurfaces.co.uk/porfolio

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