4. Solid surfacing loves seamless integrated sinks.
Due to its material nature, granite doesn’t allow for the modern, streamlined elegance of seamless integrated sinks. Learn more about solid surfacing and seamless integrated sinks.
5. Solid surfacing goes easier on the environment – and on the budget.
Granite is a natural quarried material from mines. This allows the product to be unique, but that comes at a cost to the environment, such as consumption of natural resources and quarry waste.
Looking for green building materials? Formica Group is the first major solid surfacing manufacturer to create a range of recycled products that use both post-industrial and post-consumer waste: eSeries by Formica Group.
Our eSeries collection features 15 percent total recycled content, five of which is post-consumer in the form of polystyrene. Each sheet of eSeries contains an estimated 1000 Styrofoam cups.
Many solid surfacing colors feature decorative stone looks containing recycled content. And solid surfacing offers many design options that are both aesthetically pleasing and more affordable than granite.
6. Solid surfacing is decorative and offers many design options.
Granite can be shaped or carved, but a solid surface countertop can be:
In short, because color goes all the way through the surface, it allows for almost endless design, edge and inlay possibilities