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Avonite is a noun which refers to a type of countertop surface material that is composed of acrylic or polyester resin, alumina trihydrate, and powdered pigment. Synonyms for Avonite include countertop, counter material, surface, and surface material. Antonyms for this term would include wall, wall covering, flooring, and floor covering. Cognates of the word Avonite may include sink, backsplash, and basin. Variants of Avonite may include avonite countertop, avonite surface, and avonite material.

Etymological origin, derivation, derivation history, word formation, root word, language family, linguistic analysis, word roots, language family trees.

George Adrian Postea


The English language word “Avonite” is derived from the Latin language and has evolved over time to now encompass a range of contexts and usages in both the linguistic and historical scope. In the etymology of the word, the root word “Avon” is derived from the Latin word “Avonem” meaning river. This root evolved to become associated with a variety of products, such as surfaces and bathtubs. In morphological terms, “Avonite” is linked to a specific type of solid-surface material and is associated with a resin-based blend of polymers, mineral fillers, and pigments. The word also carries a particular meaning in the context of word usage, as it is commonly associated with the trade name of a specific type of bathtub and shower surround. In terms of pragmatics, “Avonite” is used in the language to refer to a product with a specific set of characteristics, and the context in which it is used can vary based on the particular circumstances.

Etymology, Morphology, Pragmatics, English, Latin, Product, Polymers, Mineral Fillers, Pigments

Henry Fontaine


Avonite, is an engineered composite surface material that is comprised of quartz, silica and resin. It is commonly used in the manufacturing of counter and other surfaces in residential and commercial applications. It has become an increasingly popular and versatile material choice, due to its robust qualities and ability to withstand a range of wear and tear. In other languages, Avonite is known as Quartz composite, Quartz surface, Quartz stone, Quartz solid surface, Engineered quartz, Compact quartz, Quartz crystal, Quartz matrix, Quartzash, Q-stone, Quartzon, Q-Top, Quartzite, Q-Surface, Quartzite Composite, Quartzite Crystals and Quartzonite.

Parole chiave: Composite de quartz, surface de quartz, pierre de quartz, surface solide de quartz, quartz moteur, quartz compact, cristal de quartz, matrice de quartz, Quartzash, Q-stone, Quartzon, Q-Top, quartzite, q-surface, Composite de quartzite, Cris

Harris Awan


Avonite is a solid surface material, manufactured by Wilsonart, that provides a non-porous and durable surface solution for countertops, backsplashes, shower walls, and other applications. The material is composed of acrylic, a proprietary blend of stone and pigment, and is certified by NSF International as a food-contact surface. Avonite is highly resistant to staining, heat, and impact, making it an ideal material for high-use areas. It is also low-maintenance, with no sealing or waxing required, and is available in a wide variety of colors and textures, making it a versatile and aesthetically pleasing material suitable for many design applications.

solid surface, Wilsonart, acrylic, stone, pigment, NSF certified, stain resistant, heat resistant, impact resistant, low maintenance, color options, textured surfaces.

Ji-Soo Park


Avonite is a type of material used for countertops and other surfaces. It is a solid surface composite with a polymer base and a blend of natural minerals and pigments, commonly used by architects and designers. It is renowned for its toughness and durability, being highly resistant to scratches and abrasions. Avonite offers a wide range of colors and textures, and can be shaped into a variety of shapes and designs. It is easy to clean and maintain and is a popular choice for both commercial and residential applications.

Solid surface, composite, countertops, surface durability.

Lauren Moore

CITATION : "Lauren Moore. 'Avonite.' Design+Encyclopedia. (Accessed on April 01, 2023)"

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