Solid surface countertops have been en vogue for decades and they seem to be here to stay, too. One affordable option is the man-made material composed of a combination of ATH (alumina trihydrate), epoxy or other, similar polyester resins and pigments and it is the go-to choice for those looking for a durable, attractive, mid-priced countertop solution. The material offers lots of benefits (it is easy to repair, its non-porous surface keeps bacteria away and it offers a homogenous appearance) and it comes in a very wide variety of color combinations and grains. Marble and granite countertop options are more expensive, but long lasting, and easy to care for. Here are the most recent trends that you should consider when you look at solid surface options:
- Finish options – solid surface comes with many finish options, including matte, semi-gloss and high-gloss. Dark-colored surfaces are usually polished to a high-gloss or semi-gloss, but a matte or rough finish can give your kitchen the rugged and rustic look that is so trendy today;
- Bold color choices – shades of grey and brown are still common, but solid surface materials are today available in trendy bold colors, such as reds and blues for those who want to use their countertop to make a style and design statement and who want to transform their counter into a central island that confers a cheerful, youthful appearance to the entire space.
Look for trend setting Denver granite countertops options at local Buy and Build retailers.