Solid Surface Worktops
Solid Surface Worktops
Solid Surface Worktops
Solid Surface Worktops
Solid Surface Worktops
Solid Surface Worktops
Solid Surface Worktops
Solid Surface Worktops
Solid Surface Worktops
Solid Surface Worktops

Solid Surface Worktops

Transform your kitchen with elegant Solid Surface Kitchen Worktops at affordable UK prices. Enjoy nationwide template & fitting services with warranty coverage.

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Solid surface worktops vs quartz worktops – which is better?

As manufacturing develops it’s often the case that two products are available on the market which sound the same but in reality, differ in many ways. Solid surface worktops and quartz worktops are two such products.

Whilst both are engineered kitchen worktops, they are manufactured to perform differently. Let’s take a look at how solid worktops and quartz worktops compare so you can identify which is best for your kitchen.

What is a solid surface worktop?

A solid surface worktop is an engineered worktop made with around 66% powdered natural stone or other type of mineral. For most solid surface worktop brands, the largest mineral component is usually marble. The crushed minerals are mixed with resins to produce a hard surface that’s easy to colour with pigments.

Solid surface worktops were first produced in 1967 by Corian. They come in a wide range of colours and styles making them well-suited to the home. Solid worktops are easy to shape and used to make all sorts of different types of worktops and surfaces for use in the home, including: kitchen countertops, splashbacks and sinks.

What is a Quartz Worktop?

Quartz countertops are manufactured from around 93% natural quartz stone and is a transparent, hard mineral found deep in the Earth’s crust. During manufacturing, crushed crystals are mixed with polymer resins to form an even more robust type of quartz. This results in a resilient surface that’s transparent and hard, making it ideal for kitchen applications. 

Quartz is a more superior surface that was developed more recently and is on a par with granite. A quartz worktop contains almost 30% more natural stone than a solid surface worktop.

Performance Comparison – Solid Kitchen Worktops and Quartz Worktops

In terms of performance, quartz worktops emerge as the leader when compared to solid surface worktops. Their superior resistance to heat and scratches makes them particularly well-suited for the busy kitchen environment. Both solid surface worktops and quartz worktops offer non-porous surfaces that are easy to clean and maintain, with spills wiped away effortlessly.

When handling hot kitchen equipment, quartz countertops have a much higher resistance to heat than solid surface worktops. However, it is not recommended you put piping hot equipment straight from the oven onto either a quartz countertop or any solid surface worktops. 

For cutting and scratches, quartz kitchen worktops also come out on top. Solid surface worktops have limited resistance to scratches whilst quartz countertops are prized for their high resistance to scratches.

Design Flexibility – Solid Surface Worktops and Quartz Worktops

Both solid surface worktops and quartz countertops offer a wide range of colours, around 80 shades, making it easy to match your kitchen decor. However, there are key style and finish differences to consider. For a natural stone finish, quartz is recommended as it closely resembles natural stone, whereas solid surface worktops with a natural stone effect are easily identifiable.

Both types require no sealing and come in various thicknesses and edge options. However, solid surface worktops offer greater versatility with slimmer thicknesses and shaping options, ideal for customised sinks.

Installation and Maintenance – Solid Kitchen Worktops and Quartz Worktops

Installation considerations include seam visibility and customization options, with quartz worktops often favoured for their almost invisible seams. Cleaning is easy with both types of worktop. Solid surface worktops and quartz kitchen worktops can be wiped clean with gentle washing up liquid and a soft cloth although harsh cleaning products and cloths should be avoided.

Solid Worktops and Quartz Worktop Cost

There isn’t very much difference between the cost of solid surface worktops and quartz kitchen worktops. However, as one of the best types of kitchen worktops on the market, quartz worktops are highly prized by homeowners meaning they deliver a better return on investment in the long run.

Solid Worktops and Quartz Worktops – Conclusion

Choosing the ideal material for your kitchen countertop marks a significant milestone in your kitchen renovation process. By understanding the unique characteristics and advantages of solid surface worktops and quartz worktops, you can make an informed decision that improves the style and functionality of your kitchen space. 

Overall a quartz worktop is a better product, delivering a higher performance and a higher quality finish. With quartz worktops deemed one of the best types of worktop on the market, contemporary homeowners tend to choose quartz over a solid surface worktop.

Browse our huge range of premium granite and quartz worktops at surprisingly affordable prices today. With our fast and efficient, tailored end to end service you can have your bespoke quartz or granite worktop installed within 5 days.

For the finest quality quartz and granite worktops at lower prices than national retailers, shop our enormous collection of worktops today or call 01924 903949.

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Solid Surface Worktop FAQs

Do you sell directly to the public?

Yes you can. We offer customisation options to tailor your solid surface worktops according to your specific requirements and preferences. Contact us to discuss your design ideas and preferences with our experts.

Can I request a custom design for my solid surface worktops?

Before the survey you need to ensure all cabinets are level, have sufficient braces and are secure firmly to the wall. Make sure you know the final location of the sinks, hobs, taps and any other fittings required with your solid surface countertops and have these available on site. Please ensure after the survey cabinets are not moved as the measurements taken during the survey are crucial for a perfect worktop installation. Any changes after the survey will cause significant delays and incur extra charges.

Do solid surface worktops come in different thicknesses?

Yes, solid surface worktops are available two different thicknesses, 20mm and 30mm, to suit different design preferences and applications.

How long from the templating will it take to fit my worktops?

We normally deliver and fit solid surface worktops within 4-10 working days from the survey.(7 day from sale to fit on certain occasions, call for details)

How accurate is an online quote?

The price calculated using the online guide price, which will only change if and when we come out to template, the measurements and your requirements change from the original quote online.

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Reviews on Solid Surface Kitchen Worktops

Absolutely amazing service from Jason and his team. From the first day he met my husband and me, he was professional, knowledgeable, and a genuinely nice guy. You wouldn’t be disappointed by their service and products. 5 Stars from us most certainly


Kelly Coubrough
Outstanding service, I couldn’t be more pleased with how my worktops came out, I ordered calacatta white and this is by far the cheapest place I found, they got a quote to me within a few hours and even helped me pick what material was best for my kitchen as I’ve had issues in the past. I can’t say enough positive things about them, the fitters were amazing so polite and kind, cleaned up all the mess and polished the worktops. I am so so impressed with this service and would highly highly recommend it.
I shall be writing a review anywhere they let me as they couldn’t do enough to make sure the job was perfect 😁


Jay Lusso
Absolutely delighted with our Quartz Worktop and the service received from Stone Synergy.
Although we had some initial teething problems, the manner and speed in which these were rectified speak volumes for the values of this company.
Very professional from beginning to end, and the finished product speaks for itself.
Highly recommend 👍


Robin Knight
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