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Surfaces Get Stronger: Compression-molded polymers bring durable, impervious solid surfaces to kitchens and bathrooms

Continuing Education

Learn At Your Own Pace - You can take this course and follow along at your own pace. Speed up, slow down, or stop now and finish later. Click "Take the Course Test" to go straight to the test and earn your credits. You'll know immediately if you have earned credits and you will be able to print out your certificate of completion instantly.

Learning Objectives - At the end of this course you will be able to:

  1. Discuss the differences in surface products for kitchen and bathroom
  2. Compare the processes used to manufacture these products
  3. Describe to clients how next generation materials meet consumer needs
  4. Design kitchens and bathrooms for increased durability and sustainability

AIA logo Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW
Compression-molded surfaces, a type of cast polymer, are gaining traction in residential and commercial applications. In this course, you will learn how this increasingly popular surface material compares to other acrylics and cultured stones in terms of chemical, heat and impact resistance as well as how it improves the durability of countertops, sinks, vanities, tubs and showers. Specifying considerations-from relevant codes to color choices to sustainability concerns-will be explained and case studies presented, so that you will be able to describe to clients how this next generation material meets consumer needs.

Course Outline:

This course is a presentation designed to earn you 1.00 AIA/CES Learning Unit. Use the onscreen controls to pace the presentation to your liking, and then click "Take the Course Test" to take the exam for this course and earn your credit.

This test is no longer available for credit


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