Solid surface countertops such as Corian®, are a synthetic blend of natural minerals and high-performance acrylic.
Manufacturers offer these products in several grade levels, which vary by the size of the mineral particles they contain. The higher the grade, the more they resemble granite, and the higher their price. Solid color styles are less granulated and do not resemble stone at all. Solid surface tops are much lighter weight than granite or natural stone, with ½” material weighing only 4.5 lbs per sq. ft. Solid surface countertops resist attack by acids, alkalis, and water; they also will resist stains as well as the growth of bacteria, fungus, mold, and mildew, but are not absolute. Although these products are heat resistant, hot pads and trivets are necessary. Manufacturers’ warranties are generally 10 years, when properly installed by a licensed fabricator.
We carry the following solid surface manufacturers: