Here are some examples of solid surface heat ring intallations. Heat rings are used to further insulate the countertop from heat generated by drop in cooktops. Mostly they are made from stainless steel but sometimes they are made from solid surface material. Stainless steel rings are the preffered material because the steel itself is not prone to cracking. Some homeowners do not want to have a stainless steel ring because even though they can be painted to match the cooktop, they just do not like the appearance of the ring and would prefer to have a solid surface ring.
The solid surface rings allow the actual cooktop cutout to be enlarged which makes it further away from the heat source. (cooktop) It is important to note ahead of time that the solid surface ring may develop a crack and would need to be replaced or repaired again at that time. I have installed a dozen or so solid surface rings over the past 10 years and have only ever had one of them to fail, or crack. None of them have resulted in a recracking of the countertop itself.
This is the one that recracked.
We will show some stainless steel heat rings in part two of the subject.
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