If it is time to replace your scratched and outdated kitchen or bathroom countertops, you need to consider solid surface countertops. This popular type of countertop is constructed from nonporous man-made acrylic that is made to mimic the appearance of stone. Other common types of countertops include laminate, marble, quartz, and granite. A solid surface countertop is a mid-range option that is a popular choice due to its affordability and numerous benefits.
- Bacteria Resistant and Easy to Clean
Nonporous acrylic, like quartz, repels bacteria due to its low porosity and doesn’t trap dirt or bacteria, so you won’t need to do any extra sealing on your counters. It also is very resistant to staining making it a great option for even the messiest of kitchens. These countertops are extremely hygienic, and you will never to worry about your countertops harboring harmful bacteria and germs.
- Easy To Repair
Solid surface countertops can easily be scratched or nicked, so you need to use a cutting board and be careful about damaging it. They also are less heat resistant than some other types of countertops so you should keep hot pots and pans off the counter. However, one great benefit of these countertops is that if damage does occur they are very easily repaired. Even severe heat damage that has caused cracking can be repaired by a professional.
- Seamless Appearance
Nonporous acrylic is bonded using an adhesive with an extremely tight seam which gives your countertops a beautiful, seamless appearance. You can even use this material for sinks and backsplashes for a unified look in your kitchen or bathroom.
- Plenty of Color and Design Options
Solid surface countertops come in a wide variety of color and patterns, so you can easily choose a design that you love. Contact a professional today to help you choose and install the countertop you’ve always dreamed of.