Acrylic Solid Surface worktops are a blend of Aluminium Oxide and acrylic and are a designer’s dream material for kitchen surfaces.
They are easily moulded into wonderful curved designs and shapes by thermoforming. At Granite House we have our own in-house Fabrication facilities for Corian®/Solid surfaces and take great pride in installing all our own work.
Our team has a wealth of experience and invite you to look at our Corian®/Solid surface gallery for further inspiration and ideas.
Using a solid surface/ Corian® as a worktop surface opens up new opportunities in design that is simply not possible with granite. Corian® is fabricated to have invisible seams that are sanded in to give an amazing finish and can be heat moulded to give sumptuous curves. Scratches are easily polished out and cracked worktops can be repaired. The colour range is extensive and these additional opportunities make it an ideal choice for designers opting for a contemporary look.
Solid surface/ Corian® worktops don’t have the high quality gloss sheen of granite and instead have an almost semi-matt look. The best known brand is Corian® by DuPont. There are other popular brands too such as LG Hi-Macs, Hanex and Samsung Staron.
The veined solid surfaces that have a flowing left to right pattern, will have a visible grain difference where it joins on an L-shaped, or U-shaped kitchen and for these types of design it is best to limit your choice to the plain colours for the best result.