How to Prevent Scratches on an Avonite Solid Surface

Homeowners and businesses are stopping at one brand when they need to select from the different solid surface countertops on the market: Avonite solid surface products. Like other prominent brands, countertops made from Avonite solid surface material are sturdy, and their flexibility means that an approved fabricator can manipulate the material to suit your design.

Particularly for parents and conscientious businesspeople, the health benefits are what make Avonite solid surface countertops attractive. Avonite solid surface material has been specifically designed for adaptability—whether it is used in residential or service environments—so dirt can be easily wiped away, while a NSF51 certification ensures that bacteria cannot survive on the non-porous surface.

The health benefits don’t stop there, though, as Avonite solid surface products are GreenGuard certified because their composition enhances the surrounding air quality. When such superiority is at hand, care is a foremost concern.

Managing Scratches on Avonite Solid Surface Countertops

  1. Prevention
  • Excessive heat can damage Avonite’s solid surface material, and more than a scratch will eventuate if you are not careful, so it is always best to use a hot pad or trivet whenever you need to set down a hot kitchen item.
  • Cutting boards are essential for owners of Avonite solid surface While Avonite’s solid surface material is super-tough, an especially sharp knife or cutting instrument is likely to leave an unsightly mark. Always use a cutting board for all chopping and dicing.
  • If you have Avonite solid surface material in your home or workplace, then always remember that the surface can be scratched by any material that is harder than the solid surface itself—especially if it is high gloss. Ceramics and glassware are examples of materials that need to be buffered by felt protectors.
  1. Maintenance and Repair
  • Avonite solid surface material is advantageous because the pattern runs all the way through the surface, which means that repairing scratches simply involves sanding with grit paper. For matte finish surfaces, use 240 grit paper. For satin finish and high gloss, use 400 grit paper.
  • For considerable scratches, or when the Avonite solid surface material is a polished finish top, an Avonite solid surface fabricator should be used to complete the repair.

In Toronto, Avonite solid surface material contributes to the sophistication of a world-class city. It can stay that way so long as we are careful.