Solid surfaces are arcrylic based and therefore is not heat resistant. A trivet should be used to protect the countertop from hot pans. Solid surface countertops are seamless when installed because the product is malleable. Sinks and backsplashes can be seamlessly molded. Solid surface is suited for bathroom and commercial applications because of its nonporous and stain resistant qualities.
In the bathroom, solid surface can be used as a washable wainscot, as shower walls, and as countertops. The color palette of solid surface mimics natural stone, concrete or quartz in softer, more subtle hues. Unlike the stones, solid colors are also available. In backsplash or wainscot applications, solid surface can be scored to look like tile, battens or bead board. Minor abrasions can be sanded and repaired. Most solid surface countertops are warrantied for 10 years.