It is now easier than ever to install solid surface wall and shower panels using Avonite Surfaces® up-to-60” wide sheets. The extra wide solid surface wall and shower panels also save on material costs. For the DIY’er, that’s huge!
There are many reasons to use Avonite Surfaces®, or another brand of solid surface material, for your bathroom tub surrounds and shower walls. Not only are the colors and patterns aesthetically pleasing, ease of cleaning, antiseptic properties, and durability are among the top advantages. Shown below are the Avonite Surfaces® colors that are available in the extra wide solid surface wall and shower panels:
Extra wide solid surface wall and shower panels available in these eight colors
Once you’ve decided to surround yourself with Avonite Surfaces® solid surface for your shower or bath project, it’s time to get down to the nuts and bolts of installing the extra wide solid surface wall and shower panels.
Installing Shower and Bathtub Walls (Surrounds)
Let’s start out determining how many sheets of material you will need. For bathtub surrounds, the long wall will need only one sheet of the extra wide width, instead of two of the traditional 30” wide sheets. Choose from 30”, 36”, 48”, 54”, or 60” wide by 96” or 144” long from the Avonite Surfaces® line of acrylic Continue reading →
SolidSurface.com now offers Aristech Surfaces’ complete line of Avonite Surfaces® Solid Surface and STUDIO Collection® Design Resin online.
SolidSurface.com® is thrilled to announce the expansion of its online offerings to include the full line of Avonite Surfaces® and STUDIO Collection® products by Aristech Surfaces LLC, a global leader in surface and design materials. The expanded relationship with Aristech Surfaces® allows online shoppers the ability to view, choose and purchase any of the stunning colors and size options in the Avonite Surfaces® and STUDIO Collection® product families. SolidSurface.com® provides significantly increased exposure and availability to its online audience—an expansion that is a clear win for Avonite Surfaces® and STUDIO Collection® customers.
Avonite Surfaces® Solid Surface
The Avonite Surfaces® family of products sets the new standard, by providing the largest assortment of standard sheet sizes in the industry. Flexible width, length and thickness options are all now available on SolidSurface.com® as a standard offering. Customers can order online in variable sizes for their Continue reading →
Check it out! SolidSurface.com launched a new website! One of the primary goals of the new site was to enhance the overall experience for visitors searching for solid surface sheet material and related products. To further our goal of an improved customer experience, we’re also very excited to announce our new interactive custom bathroom vanity top designer. The look and feel of the new website might be different, yet it boasts all the same great products. Explore the many new features to enrich your shopping and educational experience!
Since there is so much to explore, we thought it would be helpful to highlight some of the most important, time-saving enhancements, such as:
The new experience of sheet material;
Intelligent material recommendations;
A visual custom vanity top design tool;
Smart search capabilities; and
Advanced account tools for business customers – coming soon.
There is something for everyone on this site, whether you are a DIY homeowner, a designer, or professional contractor or remodeler.
With the holidays right around the corner, you’re probably thinking about cleaning and getting the house in order before all the guests arrive. Two questions that come up quite often at this time of year are:
What is the best way to clean and refinish my Corian® [solid surface] countertop?
How can I remove stains from my solid surface countertop?
Consideration of color is important when it comes to the use patterns and the way stains and blemishes are approached because darker colors show use more than lighter colors.
Before using any type of cleaner or performing any repairs on your solid surface countertop, consider the degree of shine on the finish and the color of the solid surface. The degree of shine on the solid surface finish is achieved by using increasingly finer grits of sanding abrasives. For a glossy shine, after using the fine abrasives, polishing with a buffing pad and polishing compound is the final step of the process. We mention this to assure you that what we discuss below is in keeping with the way the finish was originally applied to your countertops.
Examples of Shine
Examples of shine can be seen in the images of this article. Image 1 is done in a flat/matte finish where none of the objects on the countertop have a reflection. Image 2 has a satin finish denoted by the “not so distinct” reflection cast by the objects on the countertop. Image 3 presents a semi-gloss finish with a moderately distinct reflection. Image 4 shows a gloss finish where the reflections of the objects are distinct.
Full Display of The Wall That Heals by Creatacor (2018)
Featured Project: The Wall That Heals – Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica – a Look Behind the Scenes
After nearly 10 years, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) knew it was time to replace the Vietnam Veterans Memorial mobile exhibit of the replica wall, The Wall That Heals. They sent out a request for proposal (RFP) to contractors they thought might be able to handle the project. Creatacor, a full turnkey exhibit display house based in Clifton Park, New York, having completed several smaller projects previously for the VVMF, jumped at the chance to submit their bid and was selected to build the new Wall. Their build included a unique mobile design using Avonite® Eclipse solid surface. The selection process was completed at the end of December of 2017, leaving Creatacor only 7-8 weeks to complete this exciting project.
The Creatacor Team
Creatacor, which employs between 50-55 people just 20 minutes north of Albany, New York, is known by many in the display industry for its state-of-the-art custom fabrication techniques. These techniques have resulted in unforgettable exhibits and inline displays in corporate and retail environments, in interactive kiosks and sets for both television and stage. In essence, Creatacor believes in using the talents of their creative, problem-solving team to come up with just the right solution for every unique situation.
Laying the Groundwork for Teamwork
Creatacor received the RFP early in December and immediately began sourcing the materials for a sturdy frame, for the walls and for the actual engraving in anticipation of the possibility of being awarded the contract. Once Creatacor was awarded the project, everyone lit on fire! Dave West was selected as Project Manager, laying Continue reading →