Solid surface was first introduced by DuPont in 1967 under the name of Corian. Since the expiration of their patent, other manufacturers have also introduced their brands including Avonite Surfaces by Aristech Surfaces, LLC, LG HI-MACS, Meganite, Staron (LOTTE Advanced Materials), Swan Swanstone, PERAGO Solid Surfaces, Wilsonart Solid Surface, and others. Solid surface is priced to compete with natural stone or quartz surfacing. It is available in many colors and patterns. The material can be formed to shape, which makes it appealing to commercial and industrial designers.
Another major appeal of solid surface is its impermeability. Engineered composites have a gelcoat surface finish which makes them impervious to bacteria, staining and most of the problems inherent in natural stone. Solid surface sinks can be joined to the countertop surface with no gaps, which eliminates areas for water to collect.
Solid surface countertops are available in many colors and visual textures, ranging from solid colors to sparkling, marbleized, or granite effect. Although solid surface countertops have competition from natural stone and engineered stone/quartz surfacing, the material is popular in residential new construction. An emerging market for solid surface is in commercial and industrial settings, where its non-porous characteristics, combined with durability, renew-ability and form-ability make it the material of choice for many designers and architects. Also appealing, is the ability to custom-color the material for large projects. Hospitals, in particular, employ large amounts of solid surface for sinks, showers, nursing stations and wall cladding, because its seamless properties eliminate gaps and crevices that harbor harmful bacteria.
Solid surfaces countertops are used in the following environment:
Pine Hill Fabricators is a leader, and the oldest, custom laminate countertop
fabricator in Western New York.
We install kitchen and bathroom countertops with sinks in Buffalo, New York and these surrounding NY communities in Erie County: Akron, Amherst, Angola, Aurora, Bennington, Blasdell, Boston, Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Clarence, Corfu, Depew, Derby, East Holland, Eden, Elma, Grand Island, Hamburg, Lackawanna, Marilla, North Tonawanda, Orchard Park, Sloan, Snyder, Strykersville, Tonawanda, Wales, West Falls, West Seneca, Wheatfield, Williamsville.