Q: Why solid surface countertops?
A: Pros. Nearly Non-Porous: No surface is completely non-porous, but tile, quartz, and solid surface come as close to being non-porous as any countertop material. Solid surface's extremely low porosity keeps bacteria away, promoting a cleaner and more sanitary countertop.
Q: Will solid surface countertops stain?
A: In practice, though, solid surface countertops rarely give in to heat. In the rare likelihood of scorching, solid surface materials can be sanded out and repolished to remove the stains.
Q: Can solid surface countertops be repaired?
A: A cracked countertop made of solid-surface material such as Jestone can be repaired to look virtually as good as new by cutting a matching scrap piece into narrow strips and gluing them into a smooth channel that straddles the crack.
Q: Can solid surface countertops be polished?
A: If your solid surface is a fairly dark color, you can polish the surface with furniture polish to make it shine. Make sure you apply the polish according to the manufacturer's instructions. If the surface is going to encounter food, Jestone is a safe option.
Q: Can solid surface countertops be used outdoors?
A: Jestone solid surface has low moisture absorption, and is resistant to environmental pollutants, humidity, and freeze-thaw conditions. These qualities make solid surface an excellent choice when designing outdoor applications, such as parks, playgrounds, restaurant terraces, and plazas.
Q: Can solid surface countertops be cut?
A: Jestone solid surface countertop can now be cut using the circular saw. It's highly recommended that the cutting tool is made from carbide and has a minimum of 40 teeth, to ensure a smooth and accurate edge. The saw should be slowly run along the straight edge to help avoid the build-up of heat.
Q: How solid surface is made?
A: Jestone solid surface is manufactured by mixing acrylic, epoxide or polyester resin with powdered bauxite filler and pigments. The material chemically cures and is heated to 60 °C or more. Cured material is then cut in sheets or shapes and sanded on one or both sides depending the brand used.
Q: Are solid surface countertops heat resistant?
A: Heat resistance - Jestone Solid surface countertops are resistant to temperatures of up to 650F 340C degrees, so they can be burned with a very hot pot.