A kitchen or bath remodeling project is loaded with choices. At every turn, there�s a monumental decision that could completely change the look and feel of your finished room. Here�s one: Which countertop material? So for you, in one page, we�ve organized all the best reasons to choose a Staron� or Tempest solid surface. Good luck on the next step: Colors.

DURABLE: Our solid surfaces are made of all-acrylic material, so they�re very durable and long lasting, especially when compared to laminate surfaces. If you expect to actually use your countertop, this is a definite advantage.

HYGIENIC: Because Staron� and Tempest are non-porous, they are impervious to moisture, making them highly resistant to bacterial growth. This also makes them highly stain resistant. If you apply Murphy�s Law to kitchens, this is a definite advantage.

NSF COMPLIANT: Because of their hygienic qualities, Staron� and Tempest are one of the few surfaces certified safe for direct contact with food. If you think the five second rule is stretching it, this is a definite advantage.

REPAIRABLE: A simple repair can fix most surface damage to your Staron� or Tempest countertop. Unlike other surface options, solid surfaces do not need to be replaced if a scratch, chip or crack appears. Scratches can be easily sanded out, leaving your countertop fully restored to its original beauty. If completely tearing out and re-installing sounds like a nightmare, this is a definite advantage.

EASY TO CLEAN: Staron� and Tempest surfaces are perhaps the easiest surfaces to clean and maintain. To keep your countertop looking immaculate, just wipe with a damp cloth or sponge. Food residue can be easily removed with a mild detergent or glass cleaner. If your to-do list could do without �reseal granite countertop,� this is a definite advantage.

VERSATILE: No matter what your project entails, in a commercial or residential setting, Staron� and Tempest solid surfaces can be custom- fabricated to revamp your space. If your project is creative, ambitious, or just plain huge, this is a definite advantage.

EASY TO INTEGRATE: Staron� and Tempest surfaces are installed with imperceptible seams. That means you can smoothly connect your countertops, backsplashes and sinks into a one-piece kitchen system. If conspicuous seams aren�t in your design plans, this is a definite advantage.

LOADED WITH COLOR OPTIONS: Staron� and Tempest offer an amazing array of color choices to fit any design or d�cor. Staron� Solid Surfaces come in more than 70 colors, while Tempest� offers 16 colors with one-of-a-kind particulate patterns. If you want a room that doesn�t look like everyone else�s, this is a definite advantage.