Residential Corian solid surface application - Kitchen counter
Residential Corian solid surface application - Kitchen counter

FAQs

What are solid surfaces?
Solid surfaces are acrylic-based materials which are designed to resemble natural stone, without the seams. Unlike stone, solid surfaces are non-porous and renewable, making them hygienic and low maintenance.
Why use solid surfaces?

Solid surfaces are non-porous, meaning liquids aren't absorbed and bacteria has nowhere to hide. This makes them hygienic, easy to clean, and stain resistant. Solid surfaces can also be joined seamlessly, with no noticeable joins. This allows you to create long continuous surfaces and allows for repairs without needing to replace the whole surface.

Can Solid Surfaces be repaired?

Yes. Cracked surfaces can be repaired seamlessly, without the need for replacing the whole benchtop. Severely scratched surfaces can simply be sanded back to a fresh finish.

Do Solid Surfaces stain?

No, solid surfaces are stain resistant. Soapy water or an ammonia-based cleaner will remove any marks. It is best to wipe up spills as they occur to prevent film build-up on your surface.

Are Solid Surfaces heat resistant?

Solid surfaces are heat resistant, however some solid surfaces will begin to deform or crack once reaching temperatures over 100ºC. Never put hot pans directly on your solid surface. We recommend using heat mats or trivets.

Which colours are best?

Colours are a personal choice, however some colours do have different levels of weatherability, UV resistance and opaqueness. Dark, heavily pigmented colours are more sensitive and tend to show more wear and tear, including light scratching.

For this reason, we recommend using lighter colours for high-use areas. If you require more information on colour options, feel free to contact us.

How do I maintain my benchtop?

Solid surfaces are easy to maintain and often only require a wipe over with a damp cloth, soapy water or an ammonia-based cleaner.

If your surface has a film build-up or fine scratches, use a mild abrasive liquid cleaner on a damp sponge and rub in small circular motions. Rinse with water and then wipe dry thoroughly. It is also possible to use a scourer on affected areas. It may be necessary to blend the sanded area with the rest of the surface.

Please note that the sanded area may not perfectly match the rest of the countertop, and may be more noticeable on darker colours.

Can I cut directly on my benchtop?

We don't recommend cutting directly on your benchtop as it will score the surface.

Do you provide samples?

To view samples, feel free to make an appointment to visit our showroom. We may also be able to provide a take-home sample of our most common colours, depending on availability.