What is Solid Surface, and is it right for you?
May 9, 2019
Solid surface is a man-made material.
Corian is a brand of solid surface created by DuPont. It is composed of acrylic polymers first developed by DuPont in the 1960s. Solid surface is most frequently used for countertop installations due to it’s durability, stain resistance, and wide range of colors and patterns.
It is a non-porous, low-maintenance material.
Corian Solid Surface is non-porous and hygienic. It’s smooth surface doesn’t allow liquids to penetrate and prevents dirt and stains from penetrating the material. Bacterial and mold have nowhere to take root. Marks and stains stay on the surface and can be easily removed with a Scotchbrite pad and household cleaner.
Solid surface countertops don’t have seams.
Color-coordinated joint adhesive bonds solid surface with inconspicuous, nearly invisible seams. This results in a smooth surface that allows for the creation of large designs from a single element. Solid surface can also be formed in a variety of shapes, including sinks, shower-surrounds and bathtub.
This material is super easy to keep clean.
Due to the non-porous characteristics of the material, solid surface countertops require very little regular maintenance. For most dirt and residue, use soapy water or ammonia-based cleaners (not window cleaner), rinse and wipe completely dry. Commercially available solid-surface cleaners will also work. Some colors may require more frequent cleaning to maintain a uniform finish. Darker colors tend to require more attention than lighter colors.
It can be shaped and bent.
Solid surface sheets can be heated and bent into three dimensional shapes using a process called thermoforming. Flexible when heated, solid surface can be formed into many shapes, or worked like wood to give perfectly rounded edges. Your imagination is the only limit to what is possible using solid surface and a little creativity.
Available in over 100 unique colors.
Follow the latest trends, or start your own. Corian works with designers, architects, and industry experts to offer the largest selection of colors available in solid surface. Explore FLOFORM’s Corian palette and you’re sure to find the right colors for your design. As a low maintenance countertop, this material is one of the best for young families and starter homes. Solid surface is a stylish choice and matches well with all kinds of other materials to fit your personal style and design flair!
Check out our gallery of solid surface kitchens for inspiration to make your kitchen the true heart of your home.
Thinking Solid Surface might be the right choice for you? Complete the form below to request a free in-home consultation. One of our representatives will arrive at your home to help you decide what works best in your space, along with a same-day quote to make it a reality.