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What are the benefits of a solid surface?

From a solid surface floors to a shower base, a solid surface can be incorporated into many elements of your bathroom. In recent years it has became an increasingly popular choice for home and business owners and here’s why.

What is a Solid Surface?

A solid surface is a manmade material used to mirror the look of stone surfaces. These surfaces usually consist of materials such as acrylic, polyester or epoxy resins as well as pigments. One of the main benefits of a solid surface is their seamless finish, which creates a sleek well finished look in any bathroom.

What are the benefits of a solid surface?

Water tight finish
Due to a solid surface being one piece there are no joints or seals where water can seep through and cause future issues. This benefits solid surface owners as it helps avoid further costs that water and mould damage could cause.

Homogeneous
Unlike surfaces such as laminate, a solid surface goes ‘all the way through’. The thickness of the material allows it to handle impacts a lot better which avoids wear and damage which other surfaces may fall victim to. This is because the unit is one solid material instead of a layer on top of a surface and in turn provides more strength and shock absorption that other materials may not have.

Versatility
Solid surfaces have the advantage of being available in many different styles and colours. Unlike many other materials solid surfaces, can be adapted to match with specific features in your bathroom as well as being available in different finishes such as stone and solid looks. It is commonly known if you would like something specific, solid surfaces are the ideal way to go.

Seamless
One of the main attractions to solid surfaces is their seamless finish. As the surface is all one unit there is no join lines or seams in the surface allowing for an attractive, sleek look that can create both modern and contemporary finishes.

Quartz and solid surfaces share many qualities, however unlike quartz, solid surfaces can be manufactured with a number of different edges. This therefore allows for finishes to be created that isn’t available with materials such as quartz.

Easy Maintenance
A solid surface is an ideal surface choice due to its easy maintenance. Compared to a number of other surfaces, a solid surface is simple to clean and requires only to be wiped down. This compares to surfaces such as tiles which would require both the tiles and the grout to be cleaned and maintained.

As solid surfaces are non-porous they do not hold bacteria or let it settle on the surface. They also do not absorb liquids and do not stain, leading to even easier maintenance.
Final, solid surfaces are very easy to repair. If at any time there is a scratch on your solid surface a simple buff will remove this, and any burn marks can be effectively sanded away, to leave your surface looking good as new.

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