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There is no doubt that homeowners prefer solid surface for kitchens. With its wide range of benefits, this material offers the ideal choice for counter tops. It’s not just consumers who prefer this material over stone, however. Kitchen designers choose solid surface for a range of renovation projects, thanks to its low-maintenance, easy to repair, impact resistant, and hygienic qualities. This material is also versatile, with a variety of colour and style options that allow counter tops to be integrated within the overall design of the kitchen. Keep reading to find out what makes solid surface the ideal choice for kitchen renovation projects.
Top Reasons to Choose Solid Surface Products for Renovations
Kitchen designers looking for a practical, versatile material cite the following advantages when working with solid surface:
For clients, this is a major advantage that provides lasting value. Once the surfaces are installed, they do not need a great deal of upkeep. Unlike stone, which is prone to chipping and often requires maintenance, this material is easy to care for, year after year. No resealing is required and the surface remains smooth for many years, only needing a simple polish once in a while to maintain its shine.
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Easy to repair.
Wooden surfaces can damage easily. Stone is also porous and prone to chips and cracks over time. Solid surfacing can be easily repaired in the event of minor scuffs or scratches, by sanding the affected area. Sanding does not reveal any inconsistencies below the surface layer, either. If, for any reason, a larger portion of the counter top requires replacement, affected areas can be removed and new sections can be reattached by a professional installer with no visible seams. This is never possible with wood or natural stone.
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Resistant to impact.
Minor scratches can occur if the counters are not cared for by homeowners. This material is far more brittle than stone, however, which means that it is able to absorb impact without any damage. If anything heavy is placed or dropped onto the surface, there is far less risk of damage such as cracks. Granite and other stone products are more likely to face damage that can look unsightly and cost a lot to repair.
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Hygienic and easy to clean.
In a kitchen, sterile counter tops are essential. Another major reason why kitchen designers favour surface material such as Staron is its hygienic properties. The fact that this material is non-porous means that tiny food particles and dirt cannot get trapped anywhere. Cleaning can be done easily with a wet cloth and soapy water. There is no opportunity for bacteria and mould or other pathogens to breed, making this material one of the safest choices for kitchens.