Everything You Should Know About Solid Surface Countertops
When deciding which material to pick for new kitchen countertops, many homeowners may choose a surface purely based on its appearance. Whilst aesthetics are a top priority for many; there are various other essential aspects to take into deliberation, such as the durability, maintenance requirements and longevity of materials.
Solid surface countertops have been around for over 50 years and are a mainstay in both kitchens and bathrooms. Not only are they visually pleasing with a whole range of colours to choose from, but solid surface worktops can be a perfect alternative to other, more conventional materials, namely stone or wood. There are many advantages to installing solid surface countertops in your home, and the idea behind solid surfaces was to create something that looked like natural stone but is non-porous and a fraction of the price.
What Are The Major Selling Points Of Solid Surface Countertops?
Durable - Solid surface countertops are extremely tough, strong, and they even resist bacterial growth. They’re highly stain and scratch-resistant, and burns can be sanded away with fine-grit abrasive paper or sanding accessories. Solid surface countertops are man-made and manufactured from no less than sixty-six per cent natural mineral, which has been fused with polymer resins to make the material more robust and durable than the natural stone from which they are manufactured.
Non-porous - Although no surface is completely non-porous, a solid surface comes as close to being non-porous as any countertop material. As a direct result of this solid surfaces have an extremely low porosity which doesn't allow bacteria, mould or germs to settle anywhere on the surface. Neither do they stain nor absorb any liquids which may occur from food or beverage preparation, near zero-porosity means that maintenance demands of solid surface countertops are very low as they look newer for longer in comparison to other materials.
Easy to Maintain - Solid surface countertops are very easy to maintain and clean, making them a perfect addition to any busy kitchen. Daily maintenance is required. However, this is nothing less than a wipe down after use with either a damp cloth or a sponge.
Flawless Joints - Because solid surfaces are a man-made material, it is attainable to generate a seamless countertop. Having seamless joins will not only make the countertop look flawless but having no seams will also make it a great deal more hygienic than other materials which have visible joints. This is because liquids and pieces of food from kitchen preparation have nowhere to collect.
Long-Lasting - Properly maintaining a solid surface countertop can give it an extensive lifespan, and as previously mentioned, solid surfaces require very minimal maintenance. Solid surfaces are also resistant to fading, meaning that the colour of your countertops will remain intact over a long period. With solid surface countertops, you won’t need to worry about a faded material impacting the colour scheme of your interiors.
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 member of our team. Or why not browse our portfolio to see some of our previous works https://www.rosurfaces.co.uk/porfolio
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