Originally Published on Cectops.com
Want the look of natural stone but don’t want to deal with the care? Then compact surfaces are for you! Here is everything you need to know about one of the most durable surfaces on the market and why it is a great choice for your project.
Different from quartz and natural stone, compact surfaces are made from a mixture of raw materials used in glass, porcelain, and quartz, making them extremely durable and great for indoor and outdoor use.
As a man-made product, compact surfaces have many benefits including being scratch resistant, bacteria resistant, heatproof, and UV resistant.
Like other countertop options, compact surfaces can be customizable with different finishes. These finishes can transform the look of your countertop. Finish options include high gloss, matte, leather, suede, concrete, and more.
Care is quite simple for compact surfaces. Simply clean everyday spills with a soft cloth, mild soap, and warm water. To prevent stains, spills should be cleaned as soon as possible. For stubborn stains, you can use a nonabrasive brush. Darker colors require more frequent cleaning as dust is more visible. Always remember to use hot pads, trivets, cutting boards and coasters for additional protection.
Since compact surfaces are highly durable applications are nearly endless, including outdoor spaces such as outdoor kitchens, siding, and even facades. Compact Surfaces are more commonly used for indoor spaces as countertops, flooring, walls cladding, backsplashes, and fireplace surrounds. For large projects that require seaming, seams will be filled with a color-matching adhesive for a nearly seamless look. They will be visible and can be felt. For surfaces that have a more dynamic pattern, seams will be more apparent.
Compact surfaces are a great choice for residential and commercial spaces for all of their benefits and vast array of design choices.