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$ave Money Using Overstock, Remnant and Discontinued Solid Surface

One of many walls of solid surface remnants in the SolidSurface.com warehouse

One of many walls of solid surface remnants in the SolidSurface.com warehouse

How often do you find yourself rummaging through your solid surface remnant inventory for a color the right size for a job that may not require a full sheet? Have you considered using discontinued or overstock material for a job where you can influence the material to be specified? Below are a few resources on where to find some of this budget-friendly material and potentially save quite a bit of money for yourself and/or your customers.

To help illustrate an example of how one might save, let’s say you bought enough sheets of DuPont Corian® Tumbleweed for a new project. The specs changed midstream and you were just 30” short of material to finish the job. Your choices would be to purchase another full sheet, at roughly $700, or find a smaller sheet online for approximately $300 (including shipping)–that would be a savings of $400.

Save on Small and Large Projects

Other ways to save using overstock, remnant and discontinued material might include:

  • Those projects where you need just another few feet of material to finish the job; or
  • Smaller, limited-budget projects, i.e., when the customer wants a 4’ vanity top, your pricing can be more competitive by purchasing a partial sheet, rather than having to include the full sheet cost in your quote; or
  • Large jobs where a color category is specified, but not a specific color, and you can select from overstock, seconds or discontinued colors that are heavily discounted.

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4 Countertop Colors to Coordinate With Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year, Ultra Violet

Pantone's Color of the Year - Ultra Violet

Pantone’s Color of the Year – Ultra Violet

The 2018 Pantone color of the year has been revealed, and it is light years away from the 2017 earthy greenery color selection. Instead of focusing on a color representative of things that grow, this year’s color, Ultra Violet, brings to mind the night sky filled with dreams and brilliant stars. Designers are excited about this new jewel-toned color, not typically used in decorating. Perhaps this is what you have been waiting for–permission to move those beautiful purple tones from quiet meditation spots and gathering places into the rest of your home décor.  To help you with that, SolidSurface.com offers some ideas for coordinating that luscious purple with countertop colors for your kitchen or bathroom vanity.

Coordination Concerns

Since not everyone has an eye for decorating or a degree in interior design, you may feel an immediate sense of overwhelm, wondering how in the world you might be able to incorporate this beautiful bold color into your home. Our expertise in kitchen and bath design, coupled with years of experience, might just help you achieve the look you want while using Pantone’s color of the year.

Whites

Redecorating a bathroom is a great way to make a memorable impression.  And this year, you can decorate with Ultra Violet. Some may choose to install a stunning shower wall using Ultra Violet glazed tiles and shiny new Continue reading

Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year-Greenery with Solid Surface

Has 2017 been all that you were hoping for so far? It’s not too late to make 2017 your year to be brighter, more revitalized, more energized! A good start is to focus on your surroundings.  Update your kitchen or bathroom with solid surface and colors that rejuvenate your senses.

Earlier this year, Pantone® introduced it’s color of the year, “Greenery,” a vibrant, yellow-green shade that bursts with energy, capturing the emergence of Spring. Like walking in the woods on a fresh, sunshiny day, Greenery is symbolic of nature and invites us to breathe deep to renew, revive, restore.

Color Combinations

Greenery is a beautiful shade of green.  It is very versatile, serving as a natural neutral.  It can be paired with many color combinations, as Pantone® illustrates below.

Greenery matches with Solid Surface

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SolidSurface.com Celebrates 10 Solid Years!

SolidSurface.com Warehouse in Tucson, AZ

SolidSurface.com Warehouse in Tucson, AZ

Tucson, AZ–SurfaceNet LLC d/b/a SolidSurface.com is proud to announce its 10th year as the leading Internet source for purchasing decorative solid surface sheet materials, tools, accessories and custom Corian® vanity tops.  Where it was once thought that no one would buy a sheet of solid surface material off the Internet, SolidSurface.com has achieved a decade of success and over 20% year-over-year growth.  While featuring popular solid surface brands such as DuPont™ Corian®, LG HI-MACS®, Aristech™ Avonite®, Samsung™ Staron®, Formica®, Wilsonart®, Hanwha™ Hanex®, and Meganite®, SolidSurface.com has also built its reputation on strong customer service and ease of searching, ordering and shipping.

The Launch

SolidSurface.com Display Booth

SolidSurface.com Display Booth

Using countertop remnants lying around in the garage, co-founders, Ed and Kyle Carpenter, a father and son team, began, as a hobby, creating one-of-a-kind applications with solid surface.  One such item was a  guitar body in the style of a Fender Telecaster and another a sculpture portraying  the loss of the World Trade Center towers on 9/11.  They also began fashioning pieces into cutting boards and selling them on eBay.  After realizing they could work smarter, not harder, by selling remnant pieces, they launched Continue reading

Wilsonart Launches 2013 Solid Surface Collection, Inspired by Cityscapes

The beauty of Wilsonart® Solid Surface brings the glamour of the city lights indoors

Wilsonart Solid Surface Announces 2013 Colors

Wilsonart® Solid Surface released 8 new designs taking as their theme the rich textures,

surfaces and sparkle of the urban landscape. Cityscape, their choice of name for the collection, seeks to add drama and elegance to your residential and commercial space.

As a desirable and affordable alternative to granite and other stone surfaces, this Cityscape collection is sprinkled with quartz and mica like acrylic chips that provide a spark.

This glittery look allows it to easily play a starring role in your classically designed or modernistic space. Or, if it is used as cladding for a high-rise building next door, the cityscape out the windows of this elegant space takes on a new urban appeal.

Wilsonart Solid Surface is naturally resistant to fade, heat, bacteria, mold, mildew and most stains, and is, renewable and repairable. When solid surface sheets are joined together with solid surface adhesive, they become a seamless non porous surface which helps with compliance with NSF/ANSI Standard 51 food contact requirements, making solid surface one of the few surfaces that is safe for food contact and preparation.

Keeping food clean is almost as essential as having clean indoor air which it is also certified to have with their UL GreenGuard Gold certification.

The colors in the Cityscape collection are designed to complement a range of materials like wood, metal, glass and laminate making them the perfect backdrop for sleek and modern accessories in contemporary spaces.

The new colors include:


Garnet Glitz


Gold Glitz


Night Stars


Clouded


Paris Fog


Chipped Chocolate


Maple Harvest


Avalanche Melange

Wilsonart Solid Surface is backed by a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty and is available at kitchen and bath dealers, home centers and local fabricators nationwide.

About Wilsonart

Wilsonart LLC is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of high pressure laminates and other engineered surfaces used in furniture, office and retail space, countertops, worktops and other applications. The company operates under the Wilsonart, Resopal, Polyrey and Arborite brands and has achieved success through a combination of outstanding service, high-quality products and a focus on continuously redefining decorative surfaces through improved performance and aesthetics. For more information, visit www.wilsonart.com or connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.

Wilsonart is a registered trademark of Wilsonart LLC.