Solid Surface is a man made product that is produced by many manufactures such as such as DuPont Corian, LG Hi Mac , Avonite, Formica Solid Surface, Wilsonart Gibraltor, Staron and Meganite are some of the sheet goods providers. Carolina Custom Surface’s has its own product called Carolite that is used for custom colors and various custom applications.
Solid Surface is a non-porous product that resists bacteria growth and stains. Since the color and pattern go all the way through the material, the surface can be easily renewed. Seams, while very inconspicuous, are not always totally invisible but mechanically as strong as the material itself.
Certain solid surface colors, especially colors with heavy particulates and directional patterns or dark surfaces, tend to make the seams more visible.
Solid Surface is composed of acrylic polymer or ployester polymers and sometimes a combination of the two along with alumina trihydrate. Its primary use is for countertops, but is also commonly used as a wall cladding in moisture applications (wet walls). Solid surface materials are very versitile and can be joined, shaped and finished to create many products.