If you don’t know what SSV is, let me explain. SSV stands for Solid Surface Veneer. Several years ago, in an attempt to bring a solid surface “like” product to market at a lesser cost Wilsonart developed SSV counter-tops. The SSV is only an eighth of an inch thick compared to Corian’s one-half inch. This material is then glued onto wood, giving an appearance of a true solid surface. That is until it starts cracking. Or the sink gets all marked up. Or the weight of the sink causes the counter-top to crack at the faucet. All of these problems I’ve encountered and repaired. This product had so many problems that Wilsonart stopped making it and settled a class action lawsuit. You can read about that here:
Anyway, on to my repair. I’ve encountered quite a bit of SSV in my travels and it repairs quite well. Since it’s not a true solid surface I can’t do a plug repair as described in a previous blog. Instead I do what I call a groove repair. It’s not perfect, you do see a shading difference where I did the work. However it’s a huge improvement over a dirty crack. See the before and after pictures below.
In the after picture you can see a line where I did the work. So it’s not invisible but a huge improvement. This type of repair and refinishing can extend the life of your counter-top quite a bit.
If you have SSV or solid surface that’s been damaged, let me know. I’ll be happy to give you a quote to repair it. My email is email@example.com
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