Our Materials

Solid Surfacing Company works with a wide range of solid surface, laminate, compact-grade laminate and wooden materials, to bring you the best choice of colours, textures and patterns on the market. We tailor all of our projects to your individual budget and specifications, for outstanding results.

If you would like expert advice on any of our materials, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team. We can help you to decide between a matte and high-gloss finish, in addition to explaining the benefits of different sheet sizes and depths, helping you to obtain premium results. Every material we stock comes with a manufacturer’s guarantee, which covers you for a period of ten years. This is in addition to our own installation guarantee if we install for you.

Read more about our brands below or visit our showroom to view our striking materials in person. You can also request samples direct from the showroom or via post.

The brands we work with


Developed by DuPont in 1967, Corian® is the original solid surface. It comes in three different depths (6 mm, 12 mm and 19 mm), all of which are consistent in colour with evenly distributed patterning. Corian® can be joined seamlessly and is also durable and easy to maintain.


Brought to you by LX Hausys, HI-MACS® is a high-tech, high-performance solid surface, made from acrylic materials produced in house. Like all solid surface materials, it is thermoformable, meaning it can be easily manipulated and shaped.


Staron® is a premium yet competitively priced solid surface brand, designed to mimic the natural appearance of marble in terms of both colour and pattern. Seamless, durable and easy to clean, it boasts all the advantages of solid, acrylic-based surfaces with none of the disadvantages of natural stone.


Durat® is a sustainable, polyester-based solid surface material. It is 100% recyclable, in addition to being made from up to 28% post-industrial plastics, which give a range of different, unique textures. This colourful material has iconic streaks for a distinctive terrazzo appearance.


Mirostone® is designed to look just as elegant as natural stone, whilst also being more practical. It is completely waterproof, making it ideal for use in both busy homes and high-traffic commercial areas.


Tristone™ is a seamless acrylic solid surface, made using ATH that is 99.8% pure. This practical material is both safe and strong and is available in a variety of colours. Warm to the touch, Tristone™ is a great choice for both residential and commercial projects.


Hanex® is an acrylic-based surface manufactured by Hyundai L&C. Established in 1995, this versatile material has one of the smallest possible molecular structures, making it one of the strongest and most flexible surface materials on the market.


Durasein® is a premium acrylic solid surface brand that was founded in 1999. Its name literally translates to mean “durable stone”. The manufacturer prides itself on modern manufacturing techniques and high-quality workmanship. We believe in this material so much that we made our own fantastic reception desk from colourful Durasein® blocks, to look like The Giant’s Causeway.


Meganite® is an acrylic solid surface originally created in 1976. Like other types of solid surface, this versatile material is easy to customise and shape using heat, making it great for a variety of residential and commercial applications.


Developed by PORCELANOSA, Krion® is a next-generation solid surface material. Made from 100% recyclable materials, it does not contain any additives, meaning it is non-toxic, in addition to being hardwearing and looking great in your home.


Avonite® is thermoformable, hygienic and seamless in appearance. It also boasts subtle, translucent qualities that allow you to play with light. Indeed, this high-quality surface is available in a range of different colours and sizes.


Formica® has an excellent reputation. Its surfaces are made from a polyester base, rather than acrylic, making them a budget-friendly option. Built from plastic panels bonded to particleboard and diluted in polyester resin, Formica® surfaces are easy to install, as well as being easy to clean.


Polyrey® is a high-performance, high-pressure laminate that’s also available in compact laminate form for commercial environments. It is incredibly durable despite its minimal thickness. Polrey® boards are made from resin-infused paper sheets pressed together under heat and high pressure, with a super-tough melamine resin. Polyrey® is impact, scratch, heat, moisture, chemical, UV, crack and abrasion resistant and is available in a wide variety of decorative finishes.

Abet Laminati

Abet Laminati has been manufacturing laminates since the 1950s, currently supplying 700+ different laminates to 89 countries worldwide. Appealing to such a vast range of markets, the quality of their materials speaks for itself, not to mention the value and variation of their designs and the material’s excellent hygiene and durability.


Fundermax® laminate panels are perfect for both internal and external use. The panels are constructed by pressing wood fibres and kraft paper layers together under a decorative, phenolic-resin layer, cured under high heat and pressure. Fundermax® laminate is more sustainable than PVC and is easy to install and clean, in addition to being scratch, graffiti, chemical and weather resistant.


The German-based manufacturer, Pfleiderer, specialises in producing Duropal high-pressure laminate (Duropal HPL), made from a combination of melamine-resin-infused décor paper layers and phenol-resin-infused core paper layers, pressed together using high-pressure chambers. The resulting material is incredibly hardwearing and temperature and impact resistant, as well as boasting hygienic, easy-to-clean properties.


Egger laminate is a popular, budget-friendly material made by applying a printed image to high-density fibreboard, covered by a robust surface overlay to protect from damage. Available in many designs, it is water resistant and made from 86% renewable materials, making it ideal for refurbishing rental properties.


Greenlam offers 13 different types of laminate, including high-pressure laminate products made from carefully selected decorative and kraft papers, infused with melamine and phenolic resins before high temperature and pressure treatment. Greenlam laminates are therefore highly resistant to scratches and other blemishes – and with anti-fingerprint technology, stand out for their enhanced easy-clean and hygiene capabilities.


What is solid surface?

Solid surface is a type of man-made stone. Designed to mimic the properties of natural stone – with added strength and durability – it is not the same as laminate, which is simply printed to look like a natural mineral.

Corian® was the world’s first solid surface material. It was developed by DuPont scientists in 1963, with the aim of making a versatile yet visually appealing material that could outperform natural stone. When the Corian® patent expired in 1987, however, many other solid surface brands entered the market.

How is it made?

Solid surface is made using one part acrylic and two parts natural minerals. The idea is that this makes it far more versatile and easier to manipulate than marble, granite and other stone equivalents. Pigments and textured pieces can also be added to the mix for a unique colour and authentic texture.

Once the solid surface mix is complete, it is poured into a mould and left to cure, before it is cut into sheets ready for use.

What are the benefits?

Solid surface is just as hard as natural stone but is much easier to maintain. It is waterproof, non-porous and can withstand heat up to 160ºC (unlike natural stone, which is prone to heat damage).

Because solid surface is non-porous, it is hygienic and stain resistant. This means it doesn’t have to be sealed like natural stone.

As a man-made material, solid surfaces are available in a variety of unique colours. Moreover, each sheet is consistent in colour, with uniform patterning running throughout, making it easy to repair.

One of the major benefits of solid surface materials is that they are thermoformable. This means that when heat is applied, they can be moulded into any shape, including 3D designs with smooth curves. This smooth material can also be joined together seamlessly to create sleek, streamlined worksurfaces, as well as larger shapes with a continuous form.

Finally, solid surface materials are sustainable. Aluminium Trihydrate powder (ATH) is one of the main components of any solid surface mix. It is also one of the world’s most recyclable materials, meaning solid surfaces can be easily recycled into new products, in addition to being easy to repair and repurpose. Solid surface materials don’t contain any toxic products or hazardous pollutants. In fact, they have been accredited by many environmental protection bodies, including BREEAM, LEED and GreenGuard®.