As these products grow in
popularity, so does the
sophistication required to
fabricate and install them
It wasn't very long ago that solid surfacing was
represented by a single brand that came in two
shades of white, and was glued up with silicone.
Now it's an industry with four major
manufacturers (and lots more entering the
field), over 50 colors, and fabrication techniques
that include near-invisible seaming,
inlaying, and thermoforming.
This rapid evolution has made fabrication
and installation of solid surfacing a lot more
complex. Although manufacturers still advertise
that the materials can be shaped with ordinary
woodworking tools, in most cases you're
best off leaving the work to a specialist.
Working With a Fabricator
Many solid surfacing fabricators