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Pros & Cons On Installing Solid Surface Countertops

In modern kitchen furnishing more and more people are using solid surface countertops for increasing the beauty and strength of their countertops. Although these solid surface countertops have a lot of benefits, but it has some drawbacks or limitation as well. That's why it is very important that people should understand all the details about solid surface countertops pros and cons before installing it. In case you are not sure about these pros and cons here are major solid surface countertops pros and cons that can help you to take your decision in an easy manner.

Pros And Cons On Solid Surface Countertops

Major pros of solid surface counter tops


Durable:
Solid surface counter tops are highly durable in nature and it lasts for very longer time compare to any other type of countertops. This type of counter tops are free from any kind of chips, cracks or loose ends so it do not get damaged easily. Other than this can easily resist a lot of forced impact as well that is not possible with many other types of counter tops.

No need to add extra support in it:
Unlike many other countertops you don't have to install plywood below the solid surface counter top. Since it is strong enough in its nature so you can easily install it without worrying about extra support or padding below its surface.

Non-Porous:
Since all the solid surface countertops are non-porous in nature and its fitting also do not have any kind of gaping with sink. So, you don't have to worry about hidden moist areas or other similar places where harmful objects can grow and create health issues.

Easy to clean:
This is one of the best thing about all type of solid surface counter tops that you can easily clean them and you don't have to worry about scratches or scrub marks over it. For cleaning it you can use some good mild detergent and a scrub and you can clean your solid surface counter top with utmost simplicity and no worries of scratches or similar other problems.

Versatility:
You can find a number of solid surface counter top in various designs and patterns that means you can easily find one that can suit with your kitchen style and furniture. Other than this, you can also get it in variety of sizes that means you don't have to worry about your kitchen size or shape as well.

Major cons of solid surface countertop


Vulnerable to deeper scratches and heat:
Solid surface counter top are not resistant to high heat and due to high heat it may lose its color, some scratches may occur and in some cases crack the surface as well. Other than this, if you do chopping or cutting directly on the surface of counter top then also it can create some damage to its surface. That's why it is suggested that people should use hot pad, chopping boards and trivets with these counter tops.

Non resistant to stronger chemicals:
These counter tops are not resistant to harsh chemicals and many chemical liquids such as nail polish remover, paint remover, oven cleaners or thinners can create some big problem to solid surface counter tops and it can damage it's look. Therefore, it is very important that people should keep all these materials away from their counter tops for better protection.

Costly:
Materials of this type of counter top surfaces is very costly compared to any other type of counter tops. Other than this it need to be installed by expert professionals in a very precise manner to get best look and this also increase the cost of solid surface counter tops. As a result of all these things cost of this type of counter tops gets increased compared to its other counterparts.

Although you can find a lot of other benefits and some more cons as well about, if you want to select it for your counter tops you can easily take your decision on the basis of above mentioned major solid surface countertops pros and cons. In addition to these points it is also suggested that you should evaluate your specific requirements as well so you can take the decision about counter top selection in a much better manner.
 
 
 
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