The 411 On Solid Surface Countertops

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From washing windows and mowing the lawn to replacing worn carpet, it is easy to see the challenges of owning a home. Many updates are not only necessary to protect your home's appeal and value, but also to improve the function of certain rooms. Considering your kitchen is an important room, ensuring it is functional is smart for your home's value and family's needs. Of course, updating your kitchen may require the installation of new countertops, but choosing the best material for your needs may seem overwhelming. Using this guide, you will understand the benefits of solid surface countertops for your kitchen.

Solid Surface Construction 

Constructed out of a nonporous acrylic polymer material, the material is a durable option for your kitchen or bathroom countertops. Of course, the nonporous material prevents foods, drinks, and cleaning products from staining , which makes the solid surface counters a smart option for your kitchen.

Fortunately, the material is available in a variety of colors and patterns, so finding a look suited to the design of your kitchen is simple. Choose a neutral beige to complement cherry cabinets or countertops in a black finish to coordinate with your crisp white cabinets. 

Worthwhile Investment

The total cost of your new solid surface countertops will depend on a few factors including the total square footage, color, and overall design. However, they are a more affordable option compared to granite. In most cases, installing solid surface counters will save you $50 to $120 per square foot.

Simple Cleaning and Care

Cleaning solid surface countertops is simple, since they are resistant to stains. Do not use abrasive cleansers on your solid surface countertops, since the harsh ingredients may scratch the surface.

To remove food and other surface residue, add 2 to 3 drops of liquid dish soap to 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Shake the bottle to mix before spraying the solution onto a microfiber cloth. Use the dampened cloth to wipe down your solid surface countertops after cooking or preparing food.

The soapy cleaner may leave a filmy residue on your countertops after washing. Use a damp cloth to wipe down the surface after washing. This will remove the soapy film from your solid surface countertops.

Durable construction, appealing style, affordable pricing, and simple maintenance are worthwhile benefits to consider for your kitchen update. Using this guide, you will understand how solid surface countertops add function, appeal, and value to your home. 


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