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Corian, Formica and HI-MACS solid surface countertops

Solid surface countertops are a popular surface being used in kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects. Dupont Corian solid surface countertops have been around for over 50 years now, and a half-century birthday is one milestone that this surface material well deserves.

As the name implies, they are made from solid synthetic material which gives them many of their characteristics. The word solid in solid-surface does evoke the idea that this is a stable base, unlike bouncy laminates. But that is a peripheral meaning. The inventor Dupont’s true intent was to create a surface that was the same through-and-through. A homogenous product, Corian’s top is the same as its middle, and the middle is the same as its bottom.

Sierra Remodeling offers three lines of solid surface countertops – Corian, Formica and HI-MACS – for your kitchen and bath remodels. We have many Corian, Formica and HI-MACS solid surface samples to choose from at Sierra Remodeling. Give us a call at (520) 459-3164 and schedule a visit to our showroom floor. We are located at 1840 S. Highway 92 in Sierra Vista, Arizona!

What are Solid Surface Countertops?

Sturdy acrylics are used to produce solid surface kitchen and bathroom countertops. They have quickly become a popular choice for many homes, offering the advantages of laminate countertops but with greater quality and without the main disadvantages. Popularized by leading brands such as Corian, HI-MACS, Formica and others, they offer versatility and very good durability in a wide range of colors.

Strengths and Weaknesses

Benefits & Strengths

  • These are very hard, very durable countertops for the kitchen and bathroom. Unlike laminate, the solid surface’s material goes all the way through, from top to bottom. As a result, it resists impact better./li>
  • Nearly Non-Porous: No surface is completely non-porous, but tile, quartz, and solid surface come as close to being non-porous as any countertop material. Solid surface’s extremely low porosity keeps bacteria away, promoting a cleaner and more sanitary countertop.
  • Corian countertops are available in over 100 different colors as well as many patterns.
  • Many of the looks are patterned after more expensive materials like granite, stone or quartz countertops.
  • Because of the variety, these countertops can be used in virtually any style of kitchen or bathroom, working well in both traditional and contemporary homes.
  • The surfaces of HI-MACS and Corian countertops is solid, tough and non-porous, making them very easy to clean and maintain.
  • When custom made, solid surface countertops are made to present a seamless look in any kitchen or bathroom. Integrated sinks can also be produced with Corian, Formica, HI-MACS and other brands of kitchen and bathroom countertops.

Weaknesses

  • Corian countertops and other solid surface countertops are not as resistant to heat as stone or quartz countertops.
  • These bathroom and kitchen countertops can also be scratched, but since they are solid in their color throughout, many scratches can be removed with careful sanding.
  • In terms of cost, solid surface countertops are on the upper end of the price spectrum but are not as costly as quartz, concrete, granite or other stone countertops.

Who Should Consider Solid Surface Countertops?

If you want to peruse a large variety of patterns and colors but want something of higher quality and better durability than laminate, take a look at our solid surface countertops. They offer good quality yet lower prices than stone or quartz countertops.

Corian or HI-MACS countertops would be a good place to start your search but other brands such as Formica make very nice solid surface bathroom and kitchen countertops. Due to their ease of maintenance, they make a very good choice for busy families. Those with children might also consider solid surface countertops because they are so easy to clean.

We have many Corian, Formica and HI-MACS solid surface samples to choose from at Sierra Remodeling. Give us a call at (520) 459-3164 and schedule a visit to our showroom floor. We are located at 1840 S. Highway 92 in Sierra Vista, Arizona!


[Bathroom Remodel]

Now that our bathroom renovation is finished and our house has returned to normal, Tom and I want to take this opportunity to express our thanks for a job well done.

Not only was the project completed on time and on budget, we were especially impressed with how well Matt Frederich worked to put all of the pieces together. Matt showed tremendous versatility installing the DuraBath system, texturing of walls, painting, electrical, plumbing, etc. Matt’s keen attention to detail and his “old school” work ethic was especially noticeable during the teardown and construction process leading to a beautiful and highly functional result. Matt also took time to carefully place protective cardboard walkways and plastic sheeting in our house to minimize dust and debris. Our thanks also to Ricky Richert who worked so hard with Matt during the teardown process, and to Sue who did a beautiful job laying our new tile.

We are very pleased with our new bathroom and would not hesitate to recommend Sierra Remodeling to our friends. Thank you also to Otto Richert for his assistance and follow-through during the whole renovation process.

Every time I pass our new bathroom, I have to stop and peek in to admire our beautiful bathroom.

Tom and Barbara R. in Sierra Vista, Arizona

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