Your Guide to LG Hi-Macs Worktops

Here at J and C Solid Surfaces in Blackpool and Fylde, we are specialists in bespoke solid surfaces. One of our favourite materials to work with is the LG Hi-Macs range. But what exactly is this material? And how can it be used?

The benefits to LG Hi-Macs

This material has all the same benefits of granite, marble, or other stone worktops, but it also has additional benefits.
LG Hi-Macs is created by blending stone with acrylic. This means that it is completely hygienic, and absolutely non-porous. As a result, LG Hi-Macs surfaces do not allow germs and bacteria to thrive on your worktop.

In addition, this solid surface is fully stain resistant and doesn’t need any maintenance.

The uses of LG Hi-Macs

In industry, this surface material has been used for a huge variety of purposes. From bars to hospitals it has a huge range of uses. Much of this comes down to its ability to be shaped easily. An LG Hi-Macs surface doesn’t just have to be a simple kitchen worktop, it curves amazingly too and can be shaped into solid, one piece:

  • chairs
  • desks
  • bars
  • counters
  • wall cladding

LG Hi-Macs Worktops

LG Hi-Macs worktops can be shaped into a range of unique and stylish designs. These include:

  • the bullnose design- which is completely rounded at one or both ends depending on your preference
  • the sharknose design- which has an overlap at the top, the same way a sharks nose juts out above the teeth
  • the waterfall design- which is raised around the edge

There are also many other designs that can be created to suite any individual home or commercial property.

In summary

If you are looking for a stylish and practical solid surface, LG Hi-Macs could be the perfect material for you. Why not contact J and C Solid Surfaces, specialists in solid surfaces, in Blackpool and Fylde?

Debunking Corian

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There are many myths surrounding Corian. This is because of its superior design qualities. If something seems too good to be true, it usually is. But this is not the case when it comes to Corian. A combination of natural minerals and pure acrylic polymer, Corian is a fantastic solid surface. Here at J and C Solid Surfaces, we are experts when it comes to solid surfaces. As a result we have produced this guide to debunking Corian.

Corian Stains

This is the first myth surrounding Corian that needs debunking.

In reality Corian is stain resistant. All stains, caused by any spillage or material can be removed from a Corian surface.

However, this myth has emerged from the idea that tough marks on Corian can be difficult to remove. This leads us onto the second myth.

It’s Hard to Clean

This is not necessarily true. Most soaps, detergents and cleaners can be used safely on Corian and this will remove the vast majority of dirt or spills.

However, this myth has emerged from the fact that dedicated cleaning agents are available for Corian surfaces. This has led people to believe that regular products will not work on the surface. This is not true.

Corian is Flammable

This is the final myth that needs debunking.

Corian is actually heat resistant. It can withstand temperatures up to 21 degrees without altering. Cigarrette burns and marks left from boiling pans can be quickly and easily removed from a Corian surface.

This myth has emerged from the need to protect your Corian surface from direct contact with heat. This is simply a protective measure, to help maintain the surface and your investment in Corian.

If you would like to receive any further information, or for any help and advice with your Corian surface, get in touch today. Here at J and C solid surfaces we are always happy to help.

Why is Staron a number one choice for kitchen worktops?

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A material created by Samsung, an innovative world leader in technology, Staron is a high quality and robust surface. Here at J and C Solid Surfaces, we create a range of worktops and surfaces using Staron. But why is this material a number one choice for worktops? And what makes Staron such a good choice?

Shape

Staron is an impressive material. It can be used for a stunning amount of applications. This is because it is perfect for moulding and sculpting into a range of shapes. Staron can be used to create impressive curved surfaces, perfect for creating a stunning visual feature. Alternatively, Staron can be used to fit into small spaces, tight gaps, grooves and inlays. As a result, the versatility of this material makes it perfect for just about any surface.

Colour

Staron has a wide range of colour choices that make it perfect for any colour scheme or room. In addition, Staron has the added bonus of being able to be polished or sanded. This means that the colours can range from high gloss to matte, doubling the potential of the material. Staron can also be lit from different angles. This can create a stunning wow feature for any home, especially because of the translucent properties of the material.

Robust

Staron is a robust surface option. It is a high quality material that is waterproof and stain resistant. This makes it a perfect choice for any kitchen or bathroom work-surface. In addition, this contemporary surface material does not react to sunlight. So no matter how well lit your kitchen is, this material will not bleach or fade because of natural light or hot sunbeams.

In summary

Staron is a perfect choice for any home. The ease of cutting and the ability to creating sweeping curves and bold statements with shape is a great advantage for this material. In addition, Staron boasts a range of colours and finishes that can suite any style or theme. Finally, Staron is a robust and practical solution that is waterproof, stain resistant, and does not react to sunlight. Why not check out our range of Staron today, at J and C Solid Surfaces.

Commercial Corian

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Commercial Corian!

Although many people decide to include Corian into their home, many businesses and companies also like to incorporate Corian worktops within their workplace. This goes for any kind of commercial business including: hotels, bars, restaurants, receptions, retail and healthcare facilities. By working with a multitude of architects, designers and contractors, Corian is able to come to life and make your work space look like a dream!

By providing services that include project planning, design, manufacturing/fabrication and installation, employers are able to see their vision come to life and impress customers!

Restaurant

Worktops in this industry are an important part of any décor, by fabricating bespoke worktops to match the existing design and style, it is ensured to be not only stylish, but practical as well.

Bar

Bar worktops are such an important visual piece for any business as it needs to be able to attract customers easily. Because Corian is also non porous, this means that it can be easily cleaned and maintained.

Hotel

First impressions really do count within the hospitality sector, and this is where Corian can really do its job. Corian is deigned to add visual appeal and by picking any type of design or style you want to fit the existing décor; you can’t go wrong. This also goes for reception areas, bathrooms and buffet stations.

Healthcare

Designed completely by hygienic Corian materials, this is a great decision if you are working within the healthcare sector and want your worktop to look stylish but also radiate 100% cleanliness.

Retail

Corian worktops provide a premium look and feel to your shop and really make customers feel welcome when they step inside. It instantly feels luxurious and provides your customers with a sense of importance while also showing that you care.

If you would like any further information, please contact us.