Are Solid Surface Countertops Right for You?

It can be difficult to choose the right material for your countertop renovation in your bathroom or kitchen. It can be overwhelming to consider all the options. There is a material that works for all budgets and designs: acrylic solid surface sheet

What is a Solid Surface?

Solid surface counters are made of hard synthetic material such as acrylic or polyester and natural fillers. It can be easily molded to any size or shape space that you require, and it can also accommodate a wide range of design requirements. It comes in a variety of colors so you don’t have to coordinate the design of your space with the counters. You can also choose from matte or polished finishes to enhance your design ideas.


The countertops are non-porous which makes them resistant against microbial growth. The countertops are non-porous, which means that bacteria, viruses and molds don’t have any place to hide or multiply. They also don’t stay around very long. This material is non-porous, making it easy to clean and almost impossible to stain. It is easy to clean: all you need to do is use soap and water on a rag.

It is easy to maintain

Solid surface counters can withstand everyday wear and tear and are durable. They can still be scratched by sharp objects so make sure you use a cutting board. It is possible for contractors to repair any damage caused by the synthetic material. Another thing homeowners need to be aware of is not to expose their countertops to high heat. You should always use trivets or hot pads when placing hot items on your countertop. Otherwise, you might need to call your contractor to fix the crack or scorch mark.

A solid surface countertop will last a lifetime with regular cleaning and occasional repairs. Is it right for your project? Its versatility in color and finish makes it ideal for many designs. Additionally, its durability and repairability make it attractive for all lifestyles. Talk to your showroom consultant or designer about the versatility of this material as a countertop material. It may be the right choice for you and your budget.

Melinda Pulliam serves as Craftmark Solid Surfaces’ Director of Marketing. Craftmark Solid Surfaces, Atlanta’s granite countertop supplier, offers a wide range of granite colors and granite edge profiles. Craftmark Solid Surfaces offers beautiful granite, quartz and solid surface countertops in Atlanta.


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