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The New Mystera: The Unique and Popular Solid Surface Returns in 100% Acrylic

Mystera BathroomMystera was the first solid surface product, developed in mid-1990’s, to successfully emulate the look of natural quarried stone with the use of multi-colored, multi-directional, swirls and veining, in addition to traditional inclusion of large and small particulates. This set in motion a new look for the solid surface industry, with many brands following their lead.

Today, Mystera is back and better than ever!

With the re-introduction of Mystera you’ll benefit from higher performance standards and new contemporary styles, at very competitive prices.

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Guide to Finding Corian® Glacier White and Other Solid White Solid Surface Material

Did you know that White is the most sought after color of the many hundreds of colors and patterns of solid surface? White is not only classic and aesthetically bright, it also provides a wonderful visual representation of solid surface’s naturally antiseptic nature.

While DuPont’s Corian® Glacier White is one of the more widely known and highly popular versions of white, there are also many other equally desirable white solid surface options available that may satisfy the needs of your project.  We thought it may be useful to put together this handy guide that presents the various white options available through SolidSurface.com:

DuPont Corian® Glacier White

Although Glacier White is not part of the standard stocked product offering at SolidSurface.com, it does frequently come into the overstock “full” and “partial sheet” inventory.  When items do become available, they frequently sell out fast. We suggest if you are interested in an item you either immediately grab it, or contact us to place a hold on it for you.

View the overstock Corian® Glacier White selection at SolidSurface.com

Select Grade Glacier White

The next best alternative to DuPont Corian® Glacier White is the Select Grade. Select Grade Glacier White is 100% acrylic solid surface made in the USA and matches the color of Corian® Glacier White. Select Grade is material that did not meet the manufacturer’s precise specifications and is made available under our overstock full and partial sheet inventory.  However, the majority of these ‘imperfections’ cannot be detected to an untrained eye, if even then. (Learn more about Select Grade.)

The primary benefits of Select Grade are that it is still a very high quality material offered at a considerably less expensive price.  Even more dramatic discounts are available when you purchase the material in 8-pack quantities or more, when available.  Both ½” & ¼” thick material are frequently listed in the overstock inventory.

View the Select Grade Glacier White selection at SolidSurface.com

Solid White Available From All Brands

Just about every brand of solid surface offers some type of solid white color.  There are many shades of solid white to choose from in a variety of different names, including Glacier White, Arctic White, Antique White, Alpine White, Bone or Ivory White and many more.  If you have a specific shade of white in mind for your project, its a good idea to locate physical samples for the options available.

SolidSurface.com offers an array of solid whites in both stocked full sheets and overstock full and partial sheets from many different brands including LG HI-MACS, Samsung Staron, Formica Solid Surface, Hanex and many more.  The best way to view what is available in both stocked and overstocked inventory is to visit the link below which displays a page that pre-filters the search options by “White” color family, “Solid” pattern, “Full Sheet” size and sorts by “Color Hue”.  All items listed are considered stocked (in-production and consistently available), unless the name contains “overstock” (limited availability).

Visit all of the solid white full sheets available at SolidSurface.com

For additional guidance on how to find material on SolidSurface.com, visit How to Find Solid Surface Material on SolidSurface.com


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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 www.formica.com 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.

Please Note: 
Formica®, and the Formica® Anvil Logo are registered trademarks of The Diller Corporation.
1-800-FORMICA™ and Etchings™ are trademarks of The Diller Corporation. 
©2013 The Diller Corporation 
A Fletcher Building Company


For Formica Corporation Laura Phillips, 513-325-9985 lphillips@vehrcommunications.com

Solid Surface 101: A How-To Fabrication Guide

We receive all sorts of questions about all aspects of solid surface material.

What is solid surface made from?

Do you have this specific color of solid surface?

How do I thermoform solid surface?

And we work hard to answer every single one of them. But you being a self-sufficient bunch of people — as fabricators, craftspeople, and DIYers often are — we thought we’d provide you something extra:

A free educational series on everything about solid surface. We’re calling it Solid Surface 101.

Here’s what we plan to cover:

  • Introduction to Solid Surface

  • Who Can Buy Solid Surface Materials and Tools? And Where Do We Get It?

  • The Basics: Cutting, Gluing, Seaming and Finishing Solid Surface

  • Countertop Fabrication Essentials: Templating and Edge Build-Up

  • Solid Surface Sink Installation

  • Advanced Techniques in Solid Surface

  • Solid Surface Tips and Tricks to Make Life Easier

We’ll roll out this series over the next several weeks, starting with basic information on solid surface, tooling, and fabricating.  If you want to stay informed of updates, please sign-up for our newsletter using the form at the bottom of any page.

We plan to answer as many of the questions we’ve received over the last few years as possible in this educational series. If you have any questions, feedback, or would like to see any special features covered, please drop us a note!

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