About Solid Surface

 Brief History of Solid Surface

In the late 1950's, DuPont put together a group of engineers to see what they could invent.

One product they created had qualities that never before existed.

They called it Corian. Soon after being patented in the late 60's, a decision was made to develop Corian into a countertop product.

The world was introduced to Solid Surface.

 

What makes Solid Surface so great?

Major advancements for kitchens and baths were brought by the development of joint adhesive.

Joint adhesive is a two-part epoxy that forms a chemical bond with the solid surface sheet and becomes a solid surface when dry.

This is where we get the term 'seamless': there is no space between two pieces - it's completely solid.

Joint adhesive, along with thermoforming (the technique of heating and bending solid surface into a particular shape) make design possibilities with solid surface endless.

 


 

 Along with design flexibility, solid surface has many other advantages.

It's nonporous. This means there are no holes or open seams and it will not support the growth of mold or mildew.

Stainless Steel and Solid Surface are the only two materials that are approved by the FDA for use in commercial kitchens. It's also approved for use in hospitals.

Solid Surface can be easily repaired, polished, and refinished, usually without even removing it from it's installation.

Solid Surface comes with a warranty, usually 10 years.
(LG Hi-Macs has the only 15-Year Warranty.)

It's safe, it's affordable, it's versatile, it's renewable.

It's no wonder so many people choose solid surface to complete their homes.