At Elite Stone & Tile Care, we have been specially trained in solid surface repair and restoration processes for Avonite, Corian, EOS, Formica Solid Surface, LG Hi Macs, Wilsonart Gibraltar, and other solid surfaces.
Solid Surface Insights
Solid surface is a man made material generally composed of acrylic, epoxy, ATH, and/or polyester resins and pigments. DuPont was first to patent a solid surface material called Corian back in 1967. Since then, dozens of other companies have created their own solid surface material and put it on the market for consumer use.
Solid surface has many great qualities including stain resistance and germ repellening attributes, plus it never needs to be sealed, but it is highly favored for two other big reasons: installs are done in a seamless manor, meaning that no seams will be visable in the project and solid surface sinks can be molded seamlessly into countertop projects.
Solid surface also has another interesting and unique quality. It can be heat treated to form curves and other shapes. You could create a round or oddly shaped reception desk, go over a waterfall edge with no seams, just a nice soft, rounded over edge or create vertical applications such as wall art.
Worn, Damaged Solid Surfaces Repaired and Restored
WE ARE SOLID SURFACE EXPERTS.
Solid surface countertops and vanity tops are popular for their ease of maintenance, durability, and design options. Many homes and commercial properties have Corian and other solid surface installations.
However, over time and with extensive use, solid surfaces can become scratched or damaged and will need to be repaired and polished. Elite Stone and Tile Care can provide these and other solid surface repair and refinishing services.
Over time and use, the surface of your solid surface may become dull, tired looking and worn. At Elite Stone and Tile Care, we have specially trained technicians that use specific, state of the art tools of the trade tools to bring your solid surface back to like new or better condition.
Honing and Polishing
Solid surface has three very distinct finishes: matte/satin, semi-gloss and high-gloss. If you would like to change the finish on your solid surface, let our highly trained technicians use their knowledge and techniques to bring you the surface you desire. Whether you want to go from matte to semi-gloss or from high-gloss to matte, we have the tools and knowledge to help make your vision a reality.
Scratches, Chips and Cracks
Solid surface is a very durable material, but like anything else, it can be damaged. You don’t have to live with the damage.
At Elite Stone and Tile Care, our professional technicians can virtually erase localized damage, such as scratches, chips, and gouges, seamlessly blending repaired areas with the existing surface.
It is always recomended to use a trivet or other heat protecting source on your solid surface, but accidents do happen. Heat damage and burns can and sometimes do occur. You don’t need to replace your solid surface.
Elite Stone and Tile Care has been fixing burns and heat damaged solid surface for decades. We have the experience and knowledge to erase heat damage and burn marks and blend the newly fixed area seamlessly into the surrounding undamaged areas.
Does solid surface require maintenance?
Care and Maintenance Tips
Some helpful tips:
- Always use a solid surface safe cleaner on your solid surfaces.
- Never use abrasive cleaners.
- Wipe up spills as soon as possible.
- For solid surface countertops, use a cutting board for food prep.
- Clean sinks with Soft Scrub and a gray Scotch-Brite pad.
- Use trivets or hot pads. under hot pots and pans.
- Don’t pour boiling water down the sink.
If you have questions about the care and cleaning of your solid surface, please CONTACT US.