Your Guide to Solid Surface in the Home

When it comes to selecting materials for your home, durability and versatility are key.

Solid surface materials, like Corian or LG Hi-Macs, have become increasingly popular for their blend of practicality and aesthetic appeal.

Whether you’re renovating your kitchen, updating your bathroom, or looking for unique home décor solutions,  Corian offers endless possibilities, and here at Solid Surfacing Company, we are experts in designing, manufacturing and installing solid surface into domestic and commercial settings.

This guide will explore various applications of solid surface in different parts of your home, from kitchen worktops to bespoke furniture.

Kitchen Applications

Kitchen Worktops and Table Tops

One of the most common uses for solid surface in the home is kitchen worktops and table tops.

Its’ non-porous nature means it’s incredibly easy to maintain. Spills and stains are no match for this durable surface, making it ideal for food preparation and dining areas.

Beyond the practical benefits of solid surface, there are also an extensive range of brands, colours, and patterns, allowing homeowners to select a décor that perfectly complements their style and kitchen design.

All solid surface joins are seamless to the touch and to the eye, meaning limitless integration of worktops with sinks, upstands, and splashbacks creating a sleek and modern kitchen environment.


 Coved Upstands

A worktop feature that is exclusive to solid surface is coved upstands. This is where the worktop and upstand join seamlessly together, without the sharp right angle and silicone bead required with laminate, granite or quartz.

Coved upstands create a smooth transition between the worktop and the wall, with no hard-to clean crevices where dirt can build up, eliminating the need for messy or unsightly sealants and continuous deep-cleans in all those hard-to-reach corners.

In addition to their practical benefits, coved upstands enhance the aesthetic of your kitchen, providing a seamless, polished finish that adds sophistication to your Corian worktops and kitchen space.

Moulded Sinks

Moulded sinks are another exclusive benefit to solid surface material. The ability to integrate moulded sinks directly into the worktop makes solid surface the most hygienic worktop option on the market. This is why you will see solid surface in your local dentist or hospital; Its anti-bacterial and stain resistant qualities are unmatched by any other material on the market.

With this material, you can customise the size and shape of your sink to fit your specific needs, ensuring both functionality and aesthetic appeal.

Bathroom Solutions

Bathroom Worktops

In the bathroom, the importance of moisture-resistant materials cannot be overstated.

Solid surface bathroom worktops are an excellent choice, offering a sleek, modern look that stands up to the most humid environment.

The non-porous surface prevents water damage and staining, ensuring your bathroom remains pristine over time. Solid surface bathroom worktops also benefit from being totally seamless and can be coved into any corner for ease of cleaning, whilst eliminating the need for unsightly silicone lines everywhere.

Additionally, the wide range of brands and available colours and patterns allows for customisation to match any bathroom decor.

Bespoke Sinks and Troughs

Bespoke sinks and troughs made from solid surface add a unique touch to any bathroom.

These custom pieces can be designed to any dimension to fit any space, from compact powder rooms to expansive master bathrooms.

The seamless integration with the countertop not only looks elegant but also simplifies cleaning and maintenance.

Its ability to be moulded into virtually any shape means you can have a one-of-a-kind sink that perfectly suits your style and functional needs.

Shower Cladding Instead of Tiles

Using solid surface for shower cladding instead of traditional tiles in a bathroom offers several advantages.

Without grout lines, this cladding provides a smooth, uninterrupted surface that is much easier to clean and maintain.

The risk of mould and mildew growth is significantly reduced, making it a more hygienic option.

Plus, with a variety of colours and finishes available, you can create a spa-like atmosphere in your bathroom that is both beautiful and functional.

Additional Interior Applications


Solid surface is an excellent material for window sills, offering both durability and aesthetic appeal.

Its resistance to moisture and temperature changes ensures that it will maintain its look and integrity over time.

With the ability to customise the colour and finish, solid surface window sills can seamlessly blend with your existing décor or add a pop of colour to the room.

Chopping Boards and Coasters

Solid surface’s durability and non-porous nature make it ideal for chopping boards and coasters.

These items are not only functional but can also be customised with unique designs and patterns, making them a stylish addition to your kitchen.

Its chopping boards are gentle on knives and easy to clean, while coasters can be designed to match your kitchen or dining room decor.

Upcycling Old Furniture with a New Top

Upcycling old furniture with a solid surface top is a fantastic way to breathe new life into pieces that might otherwise be discarded.

Whether it’s an old dining table, a dresser, or a coffee table, adding a solid surface top can transform it into a stylish, modern piece.

The process is relatively simple and can be a fun DIY project, allowing you to customise the colour and finish to suit your taste.

Decorative Panelling

Decorative panelling made from solid surface can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any room.

Whether used in a living room, bedroom, or hallway, these panels can be customised with various textures, patterns, and colours to create a unique look.

The durability and easy maintenance of Corian make it a practical choice for high-traffic areas.

Indoor and Outdoor Bars/Kitchen Tops

Indoor Bars and Kitchen Tops

Solid surface is an excellent choice for indoor bar tops and kitchen islands.

Its smooth, seamless surface is easy to clean and resistant to spills, making it ideal for entertaining areas.

The wide range of available colours and finishes allows for customisation to match any interior design style, from contemporary to traditional.

Outdoor Kitchen Tops

For outdoor kitchens and bar tops, solid surface offers the durability needed to withstand the elements.

Its resistance to UV light ensures that it won’t fade or discolour in the sun, and its non-porous surface is easy to clean and maintain.

With proper care, these outdoor surfaces can remain beautiful and functional for many years.

Bespoke Furniture

Custom Furniture Pieces

Bespoke furniture made from solid surface materials can add a unique and personalised touch to your home.

From custom-designed tables and desks to unique shelving units and accent pieces, the possibilities are endless.

The versatility of solid surface allows for intricate designs and shapes that can’t be achieved with other materials, ensuring that your furniture is truly one-of-a-kind.

The Solid Surfacing Company

The versatility and durability of solid surface materials make it an excellent choice for a wide range of home applications.

From the kitchen to the bathroom and beyond, this material offers both aesthetic appeal and practical benefits.

Explore the potential of solid surface in your home by speaking to our team or visiting our showroom today.

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