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What is a Solid Surface Countertop?

Jun 4, 2008
Going With a Solid Surface Countertop

A solid surface countertop is going to be a great investment in your home. These countertops are easy to install, easy to clean, and great on the eyes. You can find a solid surface countertop in almost any color in the world, which offers great versatility and allows you to perfectly coordinate it with the existing dcor in your home.

Solid surface countertops have been popular throughout the centuries but are more popular now than ever before. One of the main reasons that they are so popular is because they are so durable, but also because they have such a uniform appearance.

Formica

Of all the choices you have when it comes to a solid surface countertop, Formica is one of the very best. People know of this high pressure laminate surface by its name brand, and Formica was one of the first surfaces to be used for countertop purposes.

Corian

This is another option if you are choosing to go with a solid surface countertop. The durability of this surface is far better than most laminates, and it also does not come across as looking cheap, which some laminates do.

This is one thing that every homeowner wants to avoid, for numerous reasons but more than anything because it will decrease their overall home resale value.

Silestone

There is also Silestone that you can use for your solid surface countertop, and although this is the most affordable option, it does often look rather cheap. This is one of the newer solid surface countertop products, and is a fabrication of natural quartz and crystal, bonded with a polyurethane resin to create a solid surface.

Whether you are choosing a solid surface or any other design for your kitchen, it is important that you take your time and not rush into it. There are so many options, and especially to the novice designer, you do not want to make the wrong decision. You will need to set out a budget for yourself beforehand, as the prices of countertop materials vary so greatly and of course you will only be able to pay for what you can afford.

There are some terrific home design specialists out there that you can go to for assistance through this, namely countertop installers who will actually come into your home and look at your kitchen, then work with you keeping your budget and desires in mind to help you achieve the look that you want.
About the Author
Charlie Reese likes fixing countertops and teaching others about them. Charlie as well likes to give astrology and free psychic advice.
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