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Solid surface countertops are made from surfaces manufactured with a blend of resins and mineral fillers. They offer both the versatility of laminate and the resilience of natural stone. Popular names of solid surface countertops include Corian, Avonite and Swanstone.
Different solid surfaces are made from different materials. Some common materials used for making solid surface include plastics, acrylic, polyester, wood and even various forms of metallic elements like aluminum. Solid surface countertops with high percentile of acrylic and metallic elements are known to perform better than others.
The solid nature of these surfaces has many clear-cut advantages including that they can be
custom made according to any shape without seams. Solid surface countertops are moderately priced and available in a variety of colors, designs.
Solid surface countertops are durable and have great impact resistance. Scratches and stains can be repaired, sanded or buffed out. The non-porosity of solid surface countertops inhibits the growth of bacteria, molds and germs.
On the flip side, it can be difficult to repair solid surface countertops if they become discolored or damaged by a hot pot or pan.