What is solid surface?
If you’re searching for a beautiful countertop material that's also budget-friendly, a solid surface countertop is guaranteed to deliver. Solid Surface countertops are ideal for kitchen and bathroom designs and provide a truly stunning focal point to any space. The material selection offers virtually unlimited colors, patterns, and designs, making it an excellent choice for homeowners who have a distinct vision for their home.
Solid surface countertop material is man-made and composed of a mix of acrylic, polyester resins, pigments, and other man-made materials. For over 50 years, solid surface countertops have provided an affordable option to homeowners looking for beautiful, long-lasting results. Solid surface countertops resemble real stone and offer buyers a low-maintenance countertop option that is exceptionally versatile. Solid surface countertops are non-porous, seamless, and easy to repair, while also remarkably visually appealing – Making the material tremendously popular among homeowners.
Benefits of Solid Surface Countertops?
Solid Surface: Seamless, Modern, and Beautiful
There’s nothing we love more than pushing the limits of countertop design, and solid surface countertops are the perfect material. Infinite color, texture, and shape possibilities are just a few of the advantages of solid-surface countertops. The beautiful, budget-friendly countertop material offers generous resistance to stains and low-maintenance upkeep. Soft, seamless, and smooth, you can choose from the numerous designs solid surface offers and receive a stunning natural appearance for your countertops. Explore more advantages of solid surface countertops below!
The non-porous material bonds together with an adhesive to create a snug seam that will give your countertops a completely seamless appearance. You'll never have to worry about crumbs and dirt getting stuck in your counter's cracks, and the material's smooth surface will make cleaning a breeze!
Solid surface is one of the easiest countertop materials to keep clean and maintain. If the countertop gets chipped, scorched, or scratched, it’s easy to erase marks with a light sanding. With a routine wipe down, your countertops will look brand new for years to come.
Certified NSF by Greenguard, it minimizes outgassing and doesn’t release toxins into the air.
Non-porous and tough, solid surface resists stains and does not allow bacteria or dirt to penetrate, so you can always trust your countertop. No need for sealing or worrying about germs – Just clean it up any spills or stains with soap and water!
You can put images, text, and patterns into the counter by heating the surface and transferring the ink under vacuum conditions. Let the MKD team handle the job and achieve the look you want.
Quartz Countertops Style & Design
Quartz countertops come in a variety of color options and patterns to complete the design of any kitchen, bathroom, or home remodel project. From crisp and clean white to stones with intricate detailing, there is a quartz surface material to accommodate a wide range of style choices. It's no surprise that this surface material is our best seller - See our top-selling quartz countertop colors below!
How to Care for Solid Surface Countertops
Solid surface countertops are one of the easiest countertop materials to care for, and their stunning looks can last for years with proper maintenance. If you love the look of natural stone but are searching for a non-porous material that is extremely stain-resistant, then a solid surface countertop is the perfect choice for your kitchen or bathroom!
Day To Day Cleaning For Solid Surface Countertops:
When it comes to cleaning your solid surface countertops, all you need is warm soapy water! You can also opt for an ammonia-based household cleaner or general countertop cleaner to keep your surfaces looking fresh. Any of these cleaning solutions, paired with a microfiber cloth, will be perfect for routine daily cleaning!
Caring for Spills & Stains:
- The most crucial requirement for preventing and cleaning stains off solid surface countertops is to wipe the surface area completely dry after any spills, which will prevent staining and discoloration. Most tough stains can be removed by wetting a soft cloth with warm soapy water and cleaning the area in a circular motion. To prevent a blotchy appearance, don’t allow water or any liquid to sit on top of the surface area for long and clean it up right away. Also, be sure to avoid window cleaners, as they will dull the surface of your countertop.
Prevent Your Solid Surface Countertops From Damage :
Solid surface countertops can almost always be repaired easily if any damage occurs; however, it's still best to take preventative measures to avoid this possibility. Be sure to refer to the manufacturer’s guidelines for the specific solid surface material you own, however, these tips should help guide you:
- Do not place hot pans, pots, or any hot tools directly on your countertop – Be sure to use heat pads whenever needed or allow the product to cool before placing it directly on the surface. Also, avoid cutting directly on the countertop material, as this may cause scratches or nicks – Use a cutting board when necessary to prevent this. If any fine scratches do appear on your solid surface countertop, you can use fine-grain sandpaper to buff them out and call a professional for any deep cuts and cracks.
Solid Surface Frequently Asked Questions
When it comes to kitchen remodeling and design, Michigan Kitchen Distributors has been in the industry for years and can help make the kitchen design process easier, especially when it comes to countertops. We offer in-home consultations and carry a wide variety of materials including quartz, granite, solid surface and laminate countertops. Connect with us today for more information!