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What Is a Solid-Surface Countertop?

If you’re in the midst of a bathroom or kitchen remodel, or considering one in the near future, you’re probably looking into all of your countertop possibilities. Have you heard of “solid surface”? Solid-surface worktops have been around for almost 50 years. 

Solid-surface bathroom and kitchen counters are functional, beautiful and affordable. They’re easy to clean and maintain, and they match almost any bathroom design. Solid-surface bathroom countertops imitate natural materials like granite or stone at a fraction of the cost, making them a popular bathroom option.

Continue reading to discover the wondrous world of solid surface bathroom countertops.

Solid-Surface Countertops 

Solid-surface countertops can be sculpted to mimic stone and can include all-in-one counters with integrated sink basins. Manufacturers provide dozens of various colors and styles. Kitchen countertops made of “synthetic stone” have mostly replaced “cultured marble” plastic surfaces. The solid surface is now positioned between laminate, real stone and quartz.

Quartz Countertops

Quartz countertops are an engineered stone product manufactured from 70% to 90% ground-up quartz and other stone minerals, combined with resins and colors, and formed into slabs. There are several types to choose from, some of which are virtually indistinguishable from actual stone slabs. Integrated sink basins are frequently sold with these surfaces. 

Is Quartz Better Than Solid Surfaces?

The answer depends on your budget, design goals and durability requirements.

Depending on your budget, you can spend a lot or little. If money is tight, go with one of the basic solid surface colors. Personalized quartz countertop colors and patterns are available.

Regarding durability, solid surface counters are inferior to quartz and granite. If you choose a less durable material, you may end up spending more money on resurfacing the tops.

Quartz allows you greater design options. But no other material offers as many edge profiles as granite.

Solid surface and quartz counters compete for a sort of artificial/natural kitchen countertop middle ground. It’s not as luxurious as real stone, but it’s a step up from laminate, wood and tile

You deserve beautiful and functional countertops. Long Island Wood Renewal, LLC will walk you through all of our countertop selections and find the perfect fit to match the style of your kitchen. Call (631) 518-3646 to learn more about our kitchen cabinet refacing and countertop services, or fill out our online contact form to schedule your in-home consultation. We provide services to residents of Hicksville, Huntington and Plainview, NY.