Solid surfaces are highly popular surfacing solutions for showers, sinks, countertops, and even conference tables. Here at Tower Industries, we offer both Meridian solid surfaces and Hanex solid surfaces to our clients and customers. Obviously, they are both solid surfaces, but what’s the difference between the two? Is one superior than the other? Let’s take a look.
Meridian Surface & Hanex Surface – Similarities
Commercial and Residential
Meridian solid surfaces and Hanex solid surfaces are both used for residential and commercial applications. They’re both flexible, meaning they are highly customizable and can be molded, shaped and fabricated to fit your space.
Both Meridian and Hanex are non-porous, which is a terrific surface feature because it means stains and liquids won’t soak into the material, and its non-porous natures makes it resistant to most household chemicals. This feature also provides health benefits; because it’s non-porous, bacteria, mold and mildew will have an extremely difficult time growing on a sold surface. Both surfaces also have a renewable finish, which means they can be repaired and/or refinished to their original condition if necessary.
Meridian Surface & Hanex Surface – Differences
Meridian is available in standard cast shapes, like shower bases, shower accessories and sinks. Hanex is available in 1/2” flat sheets only. This might be a deciding factor when choosing between the two.
Meridian is a polyacrylic blend resin, while Hanex consists of an acrylic resin. Both resins are advantageous for the same reasons: they’re highly durable, will not chip, stain or fade, and can be molded to any design.
This might not be a sticking point for everybody, but Meridian solid surfaces are American-made, while Hanex solid surfaces are manufactured overseas. If you’re an avid American manufacturer supporter, you’ll definitely want to stick with Meridian. If it’s not a big deal to you one way or the other, this difference won’t be a decided factor for you.
Those are the primary similarities and differences between Meridian solid surfaces and Hanex solid surfaces. When you are shopping for your next shower base or countertop, you might be pulled more toward Meridian solid surfaces for the reasons mentioned above.
Either way, both Meridian solid surfaces and Hanex solid surfaces are durable, beautiful, and highly customizable surfacing solutions for your home or commercial space. They’re both also cost effective; there’s a very low likelihood that you’ll ever need to replace either surface. You might want to go with something different in the future, if trends and styles change, but it won’t be because your solid surface is failing!
Have you used either Meridian or Hanex solid surfaces in the past? Do you have a preference? Let us know in the comments below.