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Avonite Solid Surface Countertop Install Info

If you are looking for a Solid Surface material to serve as your next kitchen countertop, you might want to check out Aristech Surfaces. Avonite Solid Surface are often chosen as a cost effective alternative to other materials. Even though Solid Surface is lower priced than other hard surfaces used for counters, some find it the best choice for their situation.

As with many other Solid Surface products, there are certain aspects about the product that owners should be aware of. For example, how do you care for Avonite Solid Surface? What is the warranty information? And what should you know about having this particular Solid Surface product installed? These are things that we will look at briefly here.

Avonite Available Colors

Solid Surface is available in a variety of colors. Each company offers its own selection and Avonite has a range of stylish colors as well. Some of the colors offered by Avonite are:

  • Alaskan Stone 4312
  • Algodon 7713*
  • Alpine Shimmer 8206
  • Altitude 8901
  • Antique Blue 8258
  • Artica 9015
  • Aspen 9012
  • Avalanche 7502
  • Azul 8284
  • Bayside 7715*
  • Biscotti 9033*
  • Black Coral 9125
  • Black Lava 9020*
  • Boardwalk 7921*
  • Bone 8010
  • Bone (Recycled) 8698*
  • Bronze 7830
  • Brume 8276*
  • Café Au Lait 8272
  • Cairo 9130*
  • Calm 8908
  • Canary 7554*
  • Carbon 8282
  • Cardamom 8286
  • Casablanca 9137
  • Clay 8278*
  • Cliffside 7931*
  • Cloud 8292
  • Cloud Burst 7746
  • Coastline 4310
  • Cordoba 9234*
  • Cream 8022*
  • Creek Rock 7724
  • Crème 8024
  • Crimson 8264*
  • Dark Roast 7735
  • Dove Grey 8231
  • Dove Shimmer 7856
  • Eclipse 8240
  • El Cajon 7933*
  • Fargo 9138*
  • Fondant 8266*
  • Fuego 8248
  • Galactic Ice 7790
  • Ginger 7551*
  • Green Apple 8254*
  • Gulf Coast 7710
  • Harland 7817
  • Hazelnut 7557*
  • High Desert 9037
  • Honey Crunch 4330
  • Ice Blue 8298
  • Ice White 8064
  • Icecap 7555*
  • Industrial 7849
  • Ivory 8106
  • Jungle 7553
  • Jurassic 7711*
  • Khaki 4331*
  • Kokoura 9117
  • Kona 9146*
  • Malt 7810
  • Mango 8268
  • Mellow 7749
  • Moon Crystal 7501
  • Morning Mist 8904
  • Morning Tundra 7503
  • New Concrete 7842
  • Night Shadow 9024
  • Nordic 9119
  • Orange Zest 8252*
  • Palermo 9144
  • Plumbic 8290*
  • Polaris 8256
  • Porcelain 8066
  • Putty 8288*
  • Rain 8260*
  • Red Rock 7743*
  • Relic 7728
  • Rivers Edge 7506
  • Riverside 9173
  • Sandcastle 9031*
  • Sandstorm 9036
  • Savor 9017
  • Seaside 7509
  • Shark Skin 7556
  • Signal 7826
  • Smoke 8280
  • Snow Mist 7848
  • Snowfall 8090
  • Snowfall (3Mm) 8091
  • Star Shine 7820
  • Stony Peak 7747
  • Storm 7738
  • Stormy Gray 9010
  • Sugar Cane 8274*
  • Summit 8905
  • Super White 8026
  • Super White (3Mm) 8025
  • Tango 7552*
  • Torrent 8903
  • Unwind 8909
  • Urban Snow 7719*
  • Vino 8262*
  • Vintage Concrete 7857
  • White 8016
  • White (3Mm) 8017
  • White (Recycled) 8699*

Solid Surface Care & Maintenance

The care and maintenance for Avonite Solid Surface is pretty straight forward if you take a brief look at the documentation for the material. The website makes the following statement about caring for Avonite Solid Surface in its documentation:

Soap and water will remove most stains. Use a polishing compound like 3M Perfect-It and a soft cloth to remove more stubborn stains.

With a little bit of care, you can get the most use out of your Solid Surface by Avonite. So be sure you thouroughly read the care and maintenance information if you choose Avonite.

Avonite Warranty Information

One of the first things people want to know about when it comes to Solid Surface is the warranty information. Avonite offers a 15 year warranty. Here is a snippet taken from the documentation regarding the warranty of Avonite Solid Surface:

Aristech Surfaces LLC ("ARISTECH") warrants to the original purchaser of any of its manufactured solid surface products that ARISTECH will, at its option and sole discretion, repair or replace the product if such product fails due to an ARISTECH manufacturing defect which is discovered during the first fifteen (15) years after the initial purchase, subject to the limitations set forth in this Limited Warranty.

So, even though Solid Surface is cost effective, Avonite stands behind their Solid Surface with a warranty of 15. As a general rule, you should read through your warranty information first thing after your Solid Surface is installed.

Installing Avonite Solid Surface Countertops

When it comes to installing Solid Surface, there are some things that you should keep in mind. You might be wondering, "Why do I need to know how to install Avonite Solid Surface?" That is a fair question.

Even if you are not installing your Solid Surface it helps to know what the process entails so you are not in the dark as the install process is completed. Here are the steps for how to install Avonite Solid Surface countertops.

  1. First, have the proper tools. If you are installing Solid Surface, you will need to be sure you have these tools and supplies before you begin installing. However, if you are having it installed, the fabrication professional has most likely already invested in these tools.
  2. Second, measure your space. Measure out the stone and mark the slab for cutouts like the sink hole and the faucet holes. This can be tricky and will require more tools. In fact, additional tools are specifically made for the purpose of cutting out the sink holes and faucet holes.
  3. Third, set the slab in place. After measuring the area to see where the cuts need to be made, lay the Avonite on the base without any adhesive. This will allow you to get a good idea of how well the Solid Surface will fit.
  4. Fourth, apply the adhesive to the stone, set back in place and allow it to cure.
  5. Finally, install the countertop backsplash. If you have elected to have a backsplash installed with your Avonite surface, you will install it afterward. Choosing the proper backsplash for your Solid Surface plays a key role in your project.

Avonite Installation Tips

Installing Avonite countertops is not a project that will take only one afternoon. In fact, the whole process takes multiple days. This is because the consequences are huge if there is a mistake.

So, if you are installing your Avonite yourself, be sure you set aside plenty of time for the task. Otherwise, you may end up overloading yourself and having to hire a fabricator anyway.

Additionally, if you are going the do-it-yourself route, you will want to be sure you have the correct tools for the job; all of which are available through distributors listed here on our website.

We offer a wide selection of products that can be used to install solid surface countertops; and that includes installing Avonite surfaces. When you go to install the slab, be sure you have all the right tools for the project. Here are some reminders for installing solid surface & supporting stone surfaces.

We offer diamond blades that are designed to cut Avonite slabs. Even stone that is harder than solid surface can be cut with the Grey Leopard diamond blade. It is by no means the only blade that we offer to cut solid surface surfaces; but it does well.

Another blade that cuts solid surface as discussed on other websites is the White Lion. The White Lion is the "king of the jungle" when it comes to hard stone cutting blades.

Another tool that is required for installing Avonite is polishing pads (that is, if you want a polished finish). We offer a number of polishing pads that work well for solid surface surfaces. Depending on whether the polishing is done in a wet environment or dry environment, there are multiple pads from which to choose. Here are some specific pad types:

  • ES Polishing Pads - the name says it all when it comes to this pad. It is designed to polish engineered stone and solid surface is an engineered stone.
  • Engineered Stone Polishing Pads - this seven step polishing pad system polishes without burning the material. This is important when working with solid surface

Avonite Installation Reminders

If you are going to be installing stone, keep these reminders in mind:

  • Know which type of edge the customer wants on the countertop when they install the material.
  • Do you have the proper clips that are needed for the sink installation?
  • What type of sink will the countertop have? Is there one in particular that compliments the Avonite collection you are installing?
  • Make sure you are all set on dry polishing pads just in case you have to touch up the surface.
  • If there is an overhang, have you included the correct quality countertop support brackets for the installation?

In conclusion, knowing a little bit about Avonite Solid Surface care and maintenance will go a long way toward getting years of use out of your next kitchen countertop. Furthermore, getting familiar with its installation process and what goes into the install will allow you to oversee the project even if you do not put the countertop in on your own.