Solid surface is a non-porous low-maintenance countertop surface.
In a residential setting, solid surface can be used as kitchen countertops, bathroom vanity tops, and shower and tub surrounds.
Engineered composites have a gel coat surface finish which makes them impervious to bacteria, staining and most of the problems inherent in natural stone. Solid surface sinks can be joined to the countertop surface with no gaps, which eliminates areas for water to collect and bacteria to grow.
Should the material become scratched or broken, solid surface can, in most cases, be repaired quickly. Because the surface is solid throughout, a countertop that has undergone years of wear and tear can be refinished.
Granite is a natural, glossy surface when polished and is strong and durable.
It can be used in the kitchen and bathroom and is found in various regions of the world including Brazil, Europe, and Africa. In the United States, the stone is imported from these regions.
Granite is a glossy natural stone. It adds beauty, style, and elegance to your kitchen or bathroom. Despite the beauty, the stone is very hard. As a matter of fact, the hardness is second to only diamonds. Because of this hardness, granite can stand the harsh treatment in kitchens and bathrooms. They are immune to premature or long term wear and tear and offer durable support without compromising the décor.
The popularity of granite with the household niche is only a recent phenomenon. Traditionally though, granite has enjoyed the trust and praise of designers. This stone is available in a broad spectrum of natural colors. However, a generic beige or brown granite will blend with any kitchen setup you may have in place.
Granite enjoys a high return on investment compared to its tile and plastic laminate counterparts. You can expect your return to grow at least 3 times of your initial investment. Home buyers will generally be willing to pay more for homes with granite tops than with the other forms of surface tops.
Is a material made more of wood product than plastic. The composition is of kraft paper, decorative papers, and melamine resins, bonded through high heat and pressure. This product is sometimes referred to as “Formica” or “Arborite,” but these are trade names of a manufactured high pressure laminate, of which there are many manufacturers.
The postform countertop is typically a high volume factory-produced product, which accounts for the economy of the product. The material composition consists of a single thin sheet of laminate (typically .030″ – .040″ in thickness) that gets bonded to a 45# density particle board substrate (or other similar base material such as MDF – medium density fiberboard, or plywood), with a PVA adhesive (poly vinyl acetate – a water-based adhesive).
Overall, the laminate countertop is the most economical on the market and has the broadest selection of surface material to choose from. Surfaces can be either a solid color, or a pattern, and textures range from a satin furniture finish to a heavily textured stone or pebbled appearance to a high gloss resolution. Because of this diversity, the laminate countertop can satisfy a wide variety of design applications, and due to its economy, it can be easily replaced to provide a fresh appearance in any room.