What is Solid Surface?
To start with, Solid Surface is not just a term, it is also the name of a product.
Many would argue that other materials are also Solid Surface, but there is a whole industry dedicated to the name Solid Surface.
Inspired by nature, with some colours that truly emulate those of stone, marble and granite, Solid Surface is a worthy addition to the ranks of other, luxurious, natural products and engineered stone. It has been used in many well known and revered places, including Buckingham Palace, Harrods and for the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Stain Resistant & Durable
What’s the big deal about Solid Surface?
If you are looking for waterproof, colour consistent, hard wearing, germ and stain resistant counter tops, with no discernible joints then Solid Surface is the perfect material for you.
- It is almost limitless in what can be achieved using it.
- If you are looking for a product that creates a sleek, seamless look, this product is the perfect choice, as it can be joined together seamlessly, achieving larger/wider sizes than other, more limited materials.
- It looks and feels luxurious, with each piece made to order and, therefore, unique and exclusive to the customer.
- It will stand the test of time and is extremely durable and easy to maintain.
- Solid Surface can be reinvigorated years down the line. It can also be repaired if damage occurs, in most instances avoiding the need for a complete replacement.
- It is water tight, germ and stain repellent, and easy to clean.
- It does not require sealing, unlike other more porous materials.
- It can be heat treated to create curves and shapes that other materials simply cannot achieve.
- It can flow and glide and produce the most magnificent shapes.
So what exactly is
Solid Surface made from?
Scientifically it is a hard surface material, which is a mixture of 1/3 acrylic combined with 2/3 natural minerals, which are cured, with pigment and “crunchies” crunched up material (not chocolate ha ha!) added, to create a hard as stone, beautiful, hard wearing, surface material.
The whole point of Solid Surface is that it is a completely solid surface, with consistent colouration/pigmentation throughout. If you cut a piece of Solid Surface you can see the colour consistency of the product.
We’re so passionate about sharing just how solid surface is fabricated that we’ve created video and a training programme to help others understand the process too.