Section 12 36 00 Countertops Spec
Section 09 72 61 Solid Surface Wet Wall Assemblies Spec
Section 10 21 13 Toilet Compartments Spec
Section 06 61 16 Master Format 2004 (All Inclusive)
Avonite Surfaces Specification Guide
Specifications have been separated for your convenience. See above for specific applications.
For general specifications under Section 06 Wood and Plastics you may still choose the all inclusive Master Format 2004.
Avonite SurfacesTM solid surfacing and shaped products.
Composition & Materials: Avonite SurfacesTM is a patented, non-porous homogeneous blend of polyester/acrylic alloys and fillers. This creates a surfacing material that looks like stone but cuts like wood. The grain pattern goes all the way through which allows for three-dimensional shaping.
Basic Uses: Because the material can be worked with conventional woodworking power tools, the design possibilities are unlimited. Countertops, wall cladding, furniture, mouldings, architectural signage and accessories can be beautifully created with a guarantee of durability.
Limitations: Many Avonite Surfaces installations are suitable for exterior use. However, contact Technical Services regarding limited approved exterior applications. Do not use in areas exposed to sustained temperatures in excess of 375o (CI) or 260o (CIll). Seaming with joint adhesive (fusion material) should not be performed when the ambient temperature of the work area is below 55o (13o). Sizes: Standard Studio Collection sheets are available in 36" (915mm) width by 120" (3050mm) lengths. FoundationsTM is available in 30" (762mm) width by 144" (3658mm) lengths. Custom sizes are available on special order.
Thickness: All Avonite Surfaces sheets are available in standard thickness of 1/2" (12.7mm). Foundations is available in 1/2"(12.7mm) and 1/4" (6.4mm) thicknesses.
Shaped Products: Solid surface sinks in kitchen and lavatory models are available in several standard colors. Combine with Avonite Surfaces sheets to create a totally integrated solid surface system.
Colors: A complete selection of granite, gemstone, and architectural solids are available. Custom colors can be matched to order for larger projects. Contact local Distributor for samples.
Finish: The factory finish of Avonite Surfaces is a matte finish approximating 220 grit sandpaper. A satin sheen or a high polish can be obtained by buffing with prescribed polishing compounds.
Weight: Avonite Surfaces sheet stock in 1/2" thickness weighs approx. 4.0 lbs. per sq. ft. in the Class I rated materials (CI). Class III sheets weigh approx. 3.1 lbs. in 1/2" thickness (CIll).
Avonite Surfaces may be easily cleaned using conventional cleaning agents such as an ammonia based liquid cleaner (glass cleaner). Dry stains on a matte finish can be removed with Scotch-Brite scouring pad by 3M or a mild abrasive cleanser. Burns or scorches can be removed by sanding with coarse grit sandpaper followed by finer grit sandpaper. Follow sanding with a Scotch-Brite 7447 red pad by 3M (or equivalent) to match finish of sanded area to surrounding area. A final buffing is required on polished surfaces. Accidental nicks or chips can be repaired with special patch kits available in all standard Avonite Surfaces colors.
STAIN AND CHEMICAL RESISTANCE
The test method used was NEMA LD 3-3.9. No lasting effect was noted after the prescribed exposure to 29 common reagents.
Avonite Surfaces has been tested and approved by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF). Its inert and non-porous surface will not support the growth of bacteria and is ideal for food service and health-care facilities.
CLASS I FLAMMABILITY RATING
The majority of Avonite Surfaces colors have a Class I flammability rating (CI) making it suitable for virtually all horizontal and vertical surfaces in public places. Other Avonite Surfaces decorative materials are Class III rated and meet all requirements for residential use and most commercial applications (see Technical Data).
FABRICATION AND INSTALLATION
Avonite Surfaces should always be fabricated and installed by accredited fabricators. There are over 8,000 authorized fabricators worldwide. A list of qualified craftspeople is available through local Distributors.
All Avonite Surfaces products carry a 10 year written warranty when properly installed by an authorized fabricator. In addition, most Avonite Surfaces colors carry a 5 year limited exterior warranty for signage. For copies of Avonite Surfaces warranties contact Aristech Acrylics LLC or an Authorized Distributor.
Avonite Surfaces is available through stocking distributors in most major cities throughout the world. Contact Aristech Acrylics LLC for specific locations.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND SERVICES
Contact Aristech Acrylics LLC, in the USA toll-free at (800) 866-8324 or (505) 864-3800, FAX (505) 864-7790.