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Corian® Represents Solid Surface at Super Bowl 2016

Corian® Solid Surface

Featuring 11 unique gallery and exhibit spaces, the 49ers Museum presented by Sony is a 20,000 sq. ft. facility dedicated to the 49ers past, present and future.

The curved, seamless walls of the new Levi’s® Stadium Museum in Santa Clara, CA, create a clean, uniform look that highlights why DuPont™ Corian® is the obvious choice for designers who want to make a bold statement with a durable solid surface.

The museum’s tall, translucent Corian® panels help capture the feeling and energy of the 49ers’ images projected on them. But they also are durable, which is necessary for an area with high volumes of visitor traffic.

“It is not surprising that Corian® would be featured so prominently in the Levi’s® Stadium Museum,” said John Richard, Global Business Director for DuPont Surfaces. “This type of impressive, large-scale design lends itself to Corian® both because of the surface’s aesthetic beauty and the ability to form it into virtually any shape or design.” Continue reading

DuPont™ Corian® Rolls out New Technologies and Colors at KBIS

Deep Color™ Technology Highlighted at 2014 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) February 04, 2014

New deep, rich and more durable DuPont™ Corian® solid surface colors featuring Corian® Deep Color™ Technology will be showcased at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. DuPont Building Innovations also will feature new wireless charging technology for smartphones integrated into DuPont™ Corian® solid surface, a product of DuPont’s participation in the Power Matters Alliance.

“Whether we’re introducing new, trendsetting colors or never-before-seen aesthetics, innovation is at the heart of all that we do at DuPont Surfaces.”

HGTV personality and DuPont™ Corian® Color Consultant David Bromstad will talk about the new colors when he visits the DuPont™ Corian® and Zodiaq® booth on Tuesday morning and Wednesday afternoon.

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How to Find Solid Surface Material on

Corian®, Mystera®, Staron®, Hi-MACS®, Formica® Solid Surface, Hanex®, Meganite®, House Premium®, Wilsonart®, Avonite® and Basix® sheets are among the many brands of sheets available on We will focus on how to find these sheets (in various brands and colors) within our Stocked Material (“consistently available”) and Overstock Material (“inventory varies” options. View the video instruction below and/or continue reading to learn how to effectively find material.

Selecting Stocked vs. Overstock Materials

Stocked Material includes full product lines from leading manufacturers that are in-production and consistently available.   Here we offer material in standard full sheet sizes (30” x 144”) and thicknesses (¼” and ½”.)

Overstock Material consists of a huge selection of discounted full and partial sheets. Inventory levels can vary and are available on a first come first serve basis.  Overstock material may include in-production and discontinued colors that can be hard to find. They range in size from small pieces (5” x 30”) to full sheets (30” x 144”) and range in thickness from ¼” to ½”.

Locate Stocked Material

To find Stocked Material, mouse over Stocked Material on the navigation bar to reveal your available Stocked Material Options.  You can select from one of the brands listed, the additional options, or simply click on the Stocked Material button.  Let’s select the LG HI-MACS  brand for this demonstration.

Now we are on the “Product Listing” page where we can narrow down our shopping options for the brand we selected.   Options to filter by include: color familypatternthickness and price range (presented as a slider bar), to name a few.  Looking at the color options, you will see a number in parentheses beside it. This number represents the number of matching colors for that option. (For example, there are 4 blacks available in the  LG HI-MACS  brand.)  Each time an option is selected, or a slider bar is moved, it will refresh the page.

There are additional viewing options in the product listing to help your search.  You can sort by namepricecolor hue, and more.  You can also view the products as a list or as a grid, as well as change the number of results shown per page.

You can also click on the image thumbnails to reveal larger versions of the product images.  Click on the product name or the “more info” button to go to the product page.

The product page contains product detailssize options and additional product recommendations (such as matching adhesives, dispensing guns and abrasives.)  For convenience, you can also add the item to your shopping cart from here.

That wraps up the summary of how to find stocked material.

Locating Overstocked Material

Finding Overstock Material is a similar process, but there are important differences we want to point out.  Mouse over the Overstock Material on the navigation bar to reveal numerous options that might help narrow-down your initial search.  To view all overstock material available, click the “Overstock Material” button.

The Overstock Section has many of the same shopping (filtering) options as Stocked Material, along with a few more. These include: Full and Partial SheetsLength and WidthBrandPrice/SqftMinimum Qty Purchase, and Production Status.  You can mouse over the “?” to learn more about each filter option, but we’d like to focus your attention on a particularly useful one: the “Minimum Qty Purchase” option.

Some overstock material must be purchased in minimum quantities.  For convenience, we’ve put this information in the product listing as well as on the product detail pages.  As an example, some Select Grade material is only available as 8-packs, and often times those are the best deals. Therefore, you may want to use the filter to only show material with a minimum qty of “8 or more” to filter out the other material.

Alternatively, you may only need one sheet. In this case you would set the range on the filter from “1 to 1”, filtering out all larger minimum quantity requirements.

The overstock product list can be also be sorted. To enable this, we have provided some important sorting criteria including namequantity availablecolor huelengthwidththicknesssqftdate last updated, to name a few.

Now it’s time to set out on your search to find the perfect material for your project! Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you should need any assistance finding the material you are looking for.

Where to Buy Corian® and Other Brands of Solid Surface Sheet Material

Karran Seamless Undermount Solid SurfaceIt’s one of the more common questions that drive visitors to and it’s one of the primary reasons we have become a leader in providing so many variations of solid surface products.

Sure, you can buy a finished bathroom, kitchen countertop, shower surround, or other Corian®-related project, from thousands of qualified professionals or even most of the big box stores.  But the question often arises, “Where can I get the raw sheet goods to either do my own projects, or purchase material inexpensively and have a professional build and install it for me?”  Or, if you’re a professional, you’ve probably been on a search for a place to get all your material in one-stop-shopping fashion and at discounted prices.

So Where DO You Buy Sheet Material?

Solid Surface WarehouseQualified professionals often purchase material through certified distributors. Each distributor typically represents one or more manufacturer’s brands.  Teaming with a local distributor is a great way to go if that’s an option in your area.

Here at, we provide yet another layer of convenience. We uniquely offer multiple full product lines of sheet goods, as well as a wide variety of discontinued and overstock material in full and partial sheets, from leading manufacturers.  Our powerful search tools enable you to filter all material by brand, color, pattern, size, price, and more.  Additional product offerings include color-matched adhesives, abrasives, tooling and sinks.

As an added bonus, provides online educational resources such as our Solid Surface 101, Working with Solid Surface and Countertop Fundamentals series.  We also publish a blog with content-rich information including industry news, customer and fabricator profiles, how-to articles, company announcements and much more. is also host to ProFinder, a resource for our customers and visitors—such as architects, designers, or homeowners—to locate local fabrication professionals across the country.  We are big proponents of the “Go Local” movement!

So, even if you don’t want to take on a project yourself (which is always a rewarding experience), we certainly encourage you to use to simplify and streamline your endeavor. Using our advanced search tools to locate the perfect material for your project and ProFinder to find a fabrication professional in your area will help bring your vision to life!

Formica Noce Travertine

Formica Corporation Introduces 13 New Patterns to Solid Surfacing Collection

Formica Corporation, a global leader in surfacing design and innovation, has introduced 13 new Formica solid surfacing patterns, adding a new range of quartz-like patterns and some contemporary shimmer to the brand’s collection of smooth, seamless and nonporous solid surfacing products.

“We first introduced the Colorbox concept in 2010 to visually demonstrate how different surfacing materials, colors, textures and patterns can work together in commercial interiors”

Formica Corporation’s design team styled the latest patterns to coordinate with a variety of Formica® brand surfacing products, a concept dubbed Colorbox. “We first introduced the Colorbox concept in 2010 to visually demonstrate how different surfacing materials, colors, textures and patterns can work together in commercial interiors,” said Gerri Chmiel, Formica Corporation’s senior design manager. “The Colorbox concept allows the architecture and design community to confidently pair Formica® Solid Surfacing products with complementary high pressure laminate offerings.”

The 2013 Formica® Solid Surfacing introduction includes:

Luna – A small-scale, usable quartz-like pattern available in a full color range to coordinate with the brand’s recent high pressure laminate introductions.

  • 773 Luna Sail White – soft, warm white
  • 774 Luna Fossil – pale blue-green
  • 775 Luna Storm – cool, dark gray
  • 780 Luna Stone – mid-tone, warm taupe
  • 781 Luna Concrete – mid-tone, cool gray
  • 782 Luna Weather – dark, warm gray

Quartz – A larger-scale, quartz-like pattern with metallic particulates for added shimmer and depth.

  • 770 Bottle Glass Quartz – inspired by the colors of recycled glass, the bright white ground features large particulates of blue, brown and gray
  • 771 Café Quartz – soft caramel with large blue, translucent and metallic copper particulates
  • 772 Copper Quartz – warm gray with large white, gray and metallic copper particulates

Sparkle – Subtle, reflective white and gray architectural colors provide a contemporary alternative to basic solids.

  • 778 White Sparkle – warm white with a metallic dusting of cool silver mica
  • 779 Gray Sparkle – cool gray with a metallic dusting of cool silver mica

Travertine – Softly patterned Noce Travertine remains a staple in commercial and residential interiors alike, but the softness of the stone renders it difficult to use on horizontal surfaces. Noce Travertine offers the look of real travertine, with the durability of Formica® Solid Surfacing.

  • 777 Noce Travertine – a perfect blend of warm and cool; warm brown ground swirls with veins of cool gray and dark brown; gray and white particulates add interest and depth

Mirage – Tried and true speckled pattern introduced in new trend color of gray; rust brown warms the overall color

  • 773 Mirage – gray with warm rust-brown particulates

Chmiel revealed that the practice of mixing and matching of materials in commercial settings plays an important role in the company’s product development process. “One project incorporates countless surfacing materials, and we strive to introduce trend-forward, usable products that are desirable on their own, yet work well in unison to help designers achieve a desired design aesthetic. The usability and compatibility of these 13 new patterns underscores our commitment of being a design resource for our customers.”

Formica® Solid Surfacing is GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute under the GREENGUARD Standard for Low-Emitting Products, including the requirements for Children & Schools.

About Formica Corporation

Founded in 1913, Formica Corporation, part of the Formica Group of companies, is a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of innovative surfacing products for commercial and residential applications. For more information about Formica Corporation, its products, special programs and promotions, visit or call 1-800-FORMICA™.

About Formica Group

Formica Group is a global group of companies consisting of Formica Canada Inc., Formica Corporation, Formica de Mexico S.A. de C.V., Formica IKI Oy, Formica Skandinavien AB, Formica Limited, Formica S.A., Formica S.A.S., Formica Taiwan Corporation, Formica (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Formica (Asia) Ltd. and Homapal GmbH, among others. The Formica Group of companies is part of the Laminates & Panels division of Fletcher Building.

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For Formica Corporation Laura Phillips, 513-325-9985