Solid Surface Countertops
Made of acrylic or polyester plastics, solid-surface countertops come in a huge range of styles and colors, from faux stone to traditional or modern colors. Solid surface countertops are highly resistant to bacteria, mold and mildew. Solid surface countertops are durable, non-porous and offer a seamless appearance, making them a popular choice for active households. Solid surface countertops are available in over 100 colors as well as a wide range of patterns designed to mimic the look of stone, granite and quartz.
Solid surface countertops are less resistant to scratches and heat than their stone counterparts but they can be easily renewed and are usually a more affordable countertop choice. Popular brands of Solid Surface include Corian® by Dupont, Staron® by Samsung and LivingStone® .
One of the most cost-effective countertop options, laminate is an affordable and popular surface for kitchen countertops. Laminate countertops are made of sturdy particleboard core with layers of tough bonded plastic. Laminate countertops offer durability and a wide selection of colors, patterns and textures that mirror the look of more expensive surfaces. Formica ad Wilson Art are the two main manufacturers of laminate.
Although laminate countertops are made from durable plastic material, it is vulnerable to scratches, cuts and heat. If you have a laminate countertop, use a cutting board or trivet to protect your investment.
Click on the following to read more on Kitchen countertops:
Reviewing your options among kitchen countertops – Consumer Search.com
Selecting your Countertop Style – Countertop.com
Caring for your Solid Surface Countertop – Living Surfaces.com
Making your Biggest Decision Easier – Staron.com