Epoxy and Solid Surface Countertops
At Peoria Countertops, we’re ready to provide the finest quality epoxy and solid surface countertops available in the Peoria, Illinois area. Solid surface countertops have been around for quite some time now, and epoxy resin coatings for countertops have been in use for a number of years too – so there’s plenty of evidence that shows that these are two excellent options if you’re looking for something a bit different from the traditional kitchen countertop materials out there. Read on below and we’ll deliver more information on the various advantages these two options present, or you can give us a ring and we’ll be happy to provide details that way.
Understanding Solid Surface Countertops
Solid surface countertops refer to a man-made material composition primarily made up from acrylic, epoxy, and a range of other resins and pigments – and has been around in one form or another since the late 1960s. It’s considered a low maintenance material that, combined with its non-porous nature, is highly suitable for worktop and countertop applications. It also comes in a range of different colors and aesthetics, and is more than capable of imitating other materials like granite, marble, stone, and other natural materials. Given it’s generally considered more affordable than authentic natural stone, this is a really sensible choice for people that value quality but are dealing with a budget.
Epoxy Countertop Applications
Epoxy countertops are actually different from many other surface materials – they don’t come in great slabs like granite or marble – but there’s no doubting their value. Epoxy countertops are where you apply an epoxy resin coating to an existing surface – with any of the typical types of countertop able to take the treatment. Epoxy gives a truck load of practical advantages to the countertop that wouldn’t have been available otherwise, yet it retains the aesthetic characteristics that were always present previously. This way, you get the best of both worlds.
Both epoxy and solid surface countertops offer some excellent practical advantages that absolutely cannot be ignored. Stain resistance and a strong moisture barrier is characteristic of both materials, so there’s no need to worry about spilling liquids or even chemicals on the countertop surface. As well as that, you can also expect your countertop to stand up to all kinds of scratches, dents, and scuffs without any drama – which is particularly useful since these are common occurrences in the kitchen. This isn’t some cheap surface that will break at the first sign of stress, it’s an enduring, hard-wearing surface that will last for years and years.
Epoxy and solid surface countertops are both very easy to maintain and clean once they’re installed, as they’re both non-porous materials that don’t suffer from stains. You can use standard cleaning agents that you can find in your local stores alongside warm water. This means that you can spend more time getting on with other concerns and commitments rather than having to worry about the state of your kitchen countertops.