What Is a Solid Surface Countertop?

Solid surface countertops are extremely popular. They can be found in many homes around the country. And, they on the top of the list of many contractors and home flippers. Aside from being extremely popular, they are also constructed from man-made materials, they can be cut to fit any shape and curve and they have a uniform appearance, which includes not having any gaps or caulking. Although, they are not as fancy as granite, they do come in a wide variety of colors and textures and have the option of being tinted to achieve a specific color. The square footage price for solid surface counter tops usually runs between $40 and $60. This is extremely reasonable when compared against tile, granite and marble. This is another reason why they are so popular.

Benefits of Having a Solid Surface Countertop

Solid surface counter tops are:

  • Scratch, stain and chemical resistant
  • Easy to clean and extremely durable
  • Non-porous, in that they reduce the amount of bacteria that remains on the counter top--which is a benefit for the whole family.
  • Available in a variety of colors and brands, with the most popular being: Corian, Silverstone and Earthstone.
  • Cost efficient.