The High-Pressure Laminate (HPL) made from phenolic resin-impregnated layers which have been compressed under very high pressure into a strong material with a scratch-resistant surface, laminate table tops generally require a minimum of maintenance
Solid surface is made by combining plastic or acrylic polymer with aluminium trihydrate. These slabs are made with thicknesses of 8mm or 12mm thick. They are incredibly versatile and can be cut using a table saw, grinded to create different edges using a mill, bent to different curved shapes using heat, or polished using a sanding tool. Strong, non-porous and highly customizable.
Quartz countertops are actually made of quarried slabs of the natural stone, the new engineered material is actually created through a manufacturing process that mixes approximately 95% ground natural quartz with 5% polymer resins. The result is a super-hard, low-maintenance, natural stone-look countertop available in a dazzling array of colors. Even better than granites for non-porous spec.