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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!


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I just wanted to take a few minutes to tell you about your employee Scott who came to my home this week to look at a window I have been having problems with.

For several months, I have been getting moisture between the double pane (very large) window in my master bath. I called several places and they sent someone out to give me an estimate on replacing the whole window. I was telling my friend, Mrs. Joy B. (we live in St. David) about the problem and she said that she received estimates on work that needed to be done at her home and that Scott was the person she had been dealing with and she thought I should give your company a call.

Scott came out, looked at the window and said, “You don’t need a whole new window, you just need new glass and that certainly would not come close to the estimates I had gotten that were very high dollar. He gave me the name of a glass company to call (they are stopping by today to take measurements) and the price will not be expensive.

I have lived in St. David for eight years, and I have come in contact with the worst of the worst in construction. As a retired prison warden from Nevada some of the contractors in this area should be behind bars! It has been so refreshing to finally meet an “honest” person. Scott is valuable asset and representative for Sierra Remodeling. I don’t know if you have a way to recognize your employees, but if you do, please make sure he is included.

Naomi C. in St. David, Arizona

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