Solid Surface

Solid Surface Countertops

When it comes to selecting a countertop for your home, it’s essential to find a material that’s both stylish and affordable, and nothing does the job like a solid surface countertop. Solid surface countertops are the perfect choice for homeowners that want to elevate an outdated space but don’t want to overspend on their countertops. Solid surface countertops also come in various colors, so it’s easy to find a color or pattern that elevates your room and your cabinets.

If you’re someone who spends most of their time cooking or baking, it’s crucial to select a countertop material that’s durable enough to withstand most messes and is easy to clean. Solid surface countertops are ideal for hectic kitchens because they have a tough exterior that isn’t prone to staining from accidental spills. Solid surface countertops are the perfect solution if you’re looking for a countertop that’s both durable, beautiful, and cost-effective.

How are Solid Surface Countertops Made


A solid surface counter is a man-made material usually composed of solid surface dust, bauxite, acrylic, epoxy, or polyester resins, and other pigments. These materials are heated together until they melt and are then poured into a countertop mold, eventually becoming a solid surface countertop. Together, it creates a fine surface with an overall seamless appearance very similar to other countertops – the only difference is the lack of natural shine compared to natural stone counters. 

While polyester resins and surface dust make up the integrity of solid surface countertops, they achieve their coloration from different pigments added to the mold. As a result, there are many different types and colors of solid surface countertops available, so you can pick the surface that matches your taste.

Even though solid surface countertops are not the same as natural stone countertops, they have a similar appearance and make a great alternative to quartz or granite countertops. As an added benefit, they’re incredibly non-porous, can be joined seamlessly, and are easy to repair.

Benefits of Solid Surface Countertops

Compared to natural stone countertops, solid surface countertops are a more affordable but equally beautiful countertop choice. A solid surface kitchen countertop will still look stunning in your home – it just has a slightly different appearance and price point. Plus, solid surface countertops are made in various colors and patterns, so you can find the style that suits your space. Also, their neutral appearance is suitable for statement backsplashes and cabinets.

In addition to their financial advantages, solid surface countertops are non-porous, meaning your countertop will never stain or absorb liquids or odors. Spilling coffee, tea, wine, or even acidic juices shouldn’t harm the integrity of your countertop. The smooth surface also prevents bacteria from penetrating the surface, making it great for families and anyone concerned with cross-contamination while cooking or preparing food. 

Solid surface counters are known for their strength and durability, which means they won’t easily crack or chip, providing you and your family with total peace of mind. Solid surface countertops aren’t just a surface – they’re a place where you make memories with loved ones, and that is what truly matters.

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How to Select Solid Surface Countertops

If you’ve decided solid surface countertops are the right choice for your space and your family but aren’t sure which design you want, we understand. Selecting a solid surface kitchen countertop or bathroom countertop is a big commitment. This isn’t just a space for you and your family to make meals – these countertops can also affect the resale value of your home.

At Bloomday Granite and Marble, we understand that choosing a solid surface countertop is a significant design and financial commitment. That’s why we’d like to help you choose the right countertop material for your kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room, so you feel confident in your countertop for years to come.

Before you select a solid surface countertop for your space, we recommend considering a few different things that will impact the look and feel of your room – including:

  • Color
    • Unlike natural stone countertops, solid surface countertops don’t have the same bold patterns or veining. Instead, they have more subtle prints and exciting colors. Depending on your design preferences, you’ll want to find a countertop that has the right combination of colors. Matching your countertop material to your backsplash or cabinet is a great way to complement your space’s colors. 
  • Countertop Overhang 
    • Your countertop overhang isn’t just extra material – it’s a vital part of your solid surface countertops. A countertop overhang can complement your space and help protect your cabinets from stains and spills, so you can cook and bake with ease. Consider the length of your overhang before installation.
  • Location
    • Every space in your home is unique, so it’s essential to think about how your solid surface countertop’s color and style will match the room. If you have a bolder kitchen or bathroom, then a more subtle countertop is the better choice for your location.
  • Countertop Thickness 
    • Compared to natural stone countertops, solid surface countertops are typically thinner and have a more modern look. On average, most countertops are half an inch thick or less, so consider if this countertop thickness is what you prefer from your space.

If you want to see more of what awaits you in our countertop showroom, take a Countertop Showroom Virtual Tour to view our showroom materials.

Solid Surface Countertop Installation Process

Once you decide what color and style of solid surface countertops you prefer, it’s time to move forward with countertop installation. As solid surface countertop installers, we understand how important it is to bring your countertop vision to life, and our team of professionals is here to assist you every step of the way. The solid surface countertop installation process is broken down into the following steps below:

  • Countertop Consultation  
    • The countertop consultation is the initial step in the installation process! One of our designers will meet with you to discuss your solid surface countertop ideas and upcoming project.
    • The consultation is an excellent opportunity to inform our team about your space and the scope of the project. Photos, design ideas, and countertop measurements give us a better idea of what to expect moving forward.
  • Select Your Countertop Material 
    • Once we’ve discussed your project, space, and potential design ideas, we’ll move forward with your countertop selection. Keep in mind that our showroom floor only showcases some of our fantastic solid surface countertops. More can be found at our local suppliers, and we encourage our customers to visit them to view more of our selection!
  • Countertop Template 
    • The most critical step before installing your solid surface countertops is taking a template of your countertops! Our precise laser template gives us the most accurate measurements of your current space so that we can ensure the most accurate assessment possible.

 

Want to take a closer look at our installation process? If so, review our Bloomday Granite & Solid Surface Process: Countertop Installation & Selection.

How to Care and Clean Solid Surface Countertops


One of the best benefits of solid surface countertops is that they are straightforward to maintain. They’re a very durable, non-porous surface, so it’s easy to clean and care for your countertops. Solid surface countertops are cleaned best with warm, soapy water or any basic surface cleaner. Wipe dry with a cloth to prevent water spots. While they aren’t prone to staining, wiping away any dark color juices, coffee, or wine, will help preserve their appearance.

One thing to note is that solid surface counters don’t tolerate heat as well as natural stone materials. Avoid placing pots, pans, and other hot materials directly on the surface, or else you could potentially cause discoloration or surface damage. It’s best to use hot pads or trivets when you’re cooking. Also, avoid using harsh chemicals and strong abrasives when cleaning, and always use a cutting board to prepare food. This way, you won’t strip the countertops or potentially scratch their surface.


Please Note: Samples of material may not match the final slab. When slabs arrive we give customers the option to come view and approve material before anything is fabricated. This allows customers the chance to view the pattern and variation within the slab.

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