1. Solid surface stone is a kind of polymer materials, the main content is the resin, pigment, ATH.
Some cheaper artificial stone on the market, using calcium carbonate instead of ATH, it looks seems as the ATH one, but more crisp, easy to be broken, when cutting there will be a heavy odour, will affect the health.
Acrylic solid surface is a new material.in fact, acrylic is PMMA, which make the dentures, it is environmental protection, non-toxic and anti-bacteria. acrylic is soft, color is more transparent, so acrylic solid surface feel soft, color fully. There are pure acrylic solid surface countertop which mean the content of acrylic is about 45% . Acrylic price is very expensive, so the acrylic solid surface countertop is expensive. How to identify acrylic solid surface countertop, first ,to check the color ,whether it is glossy, glittering or translucent. second, to touch, feeling whether it is smooth soft. Third burning, acrylic is flame retardant, does not have a high flame or too much smell. Calcium carbonate can immediately lit, and smells odour.