Countertops are one of the most important surfaces in our homes. Without them, preparing a meal would be quite an ordeal. Cheap countertops take a beating from the everyday use they get. We use knives, heavy pots, hot pans, and much more on these important surfaces. Therefore, cheap countertops are quick to succumb to the wear. If you’re in the market for a higher quality countertop, you might be considering quartz countertops – one of many stone countertop options and one that’s very popular. Instead of getting quartz countertops, let us compare it to Solid Surface so that you can make an informed decision and buy something that’s made to last!
Color and Design
Quartz countertops are one of the most well-known of white, stone countertops. You can get different designs, such as speckled quartz, or quartz with waves of grey through its white expanse. However, did you know you can get the same designs in Solid Surface?
Solid Surface is made of a liquid compound in the same way that cement is. The difference is, when it’s done hardening, it’s smooth and shiny, just like quartz. Because it’s made with a liquid compound, a white base can be splattered with grey, have streaks of grey mixed in, or even more patterns created before it begins to harden. Plus, the fact that it’s made with liquid, instead of having a coating added on, means no matter the wear and tear, your design will stay intact.
That’s why we brand ourselves as Solid Surface. No coated countertops can withstand wear and tear to the same degree. If your countertop ends up scratched, dented, worn down, or broken, it can be repaired without the design being destroyed.
Cost and Cut
Quartz may be the more “authentic” choice, but that authenticity and prestige in buying real stone comes with a price, and it’s not pretty. Solid Surface can give you a product that looks nearly identical to quartz for a fraction of the cost.
Plus, there’s more to the cost than just the base product. Getting fancy shapes in something like quartz will cost you even more. Curved countertops create more wasted stone from the irregular cuts that have to be made. Plus, the curve in your countertops has to remain on the same plane – flat. With Solid Surface, your countertop can be shaped before it’s hardened, or with thermoforming. That means little to no waste.
Plus, you can make your counter a bit more 3-dimensional with our ability to shape it after it’s hardened. A countertop with a down-sweeping end can provide a really unique design. Plus, this ability to curve Solid Surface can go even further by allowing unique breakfast bars, part of the countertop being at a child’s height, and more.
Damage and Repair
If all of that isn’t enticing enough, Solid Surface’s ability to be repaired seamlessly is one of its biggest perks. Repair is simple. All that has to be done is applying some liquid Solid Surface on the damaged part of the counter, in the same color, and let it dry. Then, the area can be sanded to a smooth finish, leaving you with a countertop that looks like it was never damaged. You can’t get that kind of repair with quartz countertops.
Call us today if you have questions or would like to make an order.