Laminate or tile? Wood or stone? Make an informed decision with some of the pros and cons of common countertop surfaces.
Solid-surface countertops are engineered to have the best qualities of other countertop materials. Solid surface countertops are available in a vast array of colors. They are heat-, scratch-, and water-resistant, but manufacturers do recommend the use of trivets and cutting boards. The material is a consistent color all the way through, so if your solid surface does become marred, you can easily buff out the blemish.