Kitchen Countertop Picks: Solid-Surface Countertops

There are plenty of options in countertop surfacing, and the decision you make can affect your room's look and mood. See our favorite picks, with manufacturer information included.

Natural Quartz Countertops

Composed of 93 percent natural quartz, this nonporous surface never needs sealing like granite and marble do. Forty colors come in polished and honed (matte) finishes.

CaesarStone Quartz Surface in Misty Carrera
$70-$120 per square foot
CaesarStone
877/978-2789; caesarstoneus.com

Thick Countertops

Hefty slabs are a stylish way to show off upscale countertop materials, and they raise overall counter height for improved ergonomics. Ideal for chopping or for areas where people gather, thick tops prove how much easier it is to rest a hip against a counter than to hunch over too far.

CaesarStone Quartz Surface in Blizzard
$70-$120 per square foot
CaesarStone
877/978-2789; caesarstoneus.com

Corian Solid Surface Collection

Today's solid-surfacing materials exhibit rich veining and complex particle designs. Eight new colors in this collection range from Lava Rock to Rain Cloud.

DuPont Corian Surface, Private Collection
$45-$75 per square foot, installed
DuPont
877/229-3935; countertops.dupont.com

Countertop Edge Treatment

A contrasting border countertop treatment makes edges easier to see, helping to prevent spills and accidents.

Corian Inlay Treatment
$45-$75 per square foot, installed
DuPont
877/229-3935; countertops.dupont.com

Bacteria Resistant Quartz Surface

This brand of quartz surfacing resists bacteria and mold. Choose from 50+ colors and several edge treatments.

Silestone in Blanco Maple
Starts at $65 per square foot, installed
Silestone by Cosentino USA
866/268-6837; silestoneusa.com

Acrylic Solid Surface Countertop

Staron solid surfacing is an acrylic material with hygienic qualities, imperceptible seams, and the ability to easily install sink bowls and decorative edges.

Samsung Staron in Pebble Copper
$35-$60 per square foot, installed
Samsung Staron
800/795-7177; staron.com

Lightweight Countertop with a Concrete Look

This composite of natural minerals and recycled materials is less than half the weight of ordinary concrete. Choose from 13 solid colors and 12 aggregate brands.

Syndecrete Solid Surface in Pewter
$60 per square foot, uninstalled
Syndecrete
310/829-9704; syndecrete.com

Stone-Like Solid Surface Countertop

Viatera quartz surfacing combines the look of stone with the durability and easy maintenance of a manufactured product. The palette of earth-tone colors suits many kitchen design schemes.

LG Viatera Quartz Surfacing in Morocco
$80 per square foot
LG Solid Source, LLC
877/853-1805; lgviatera.com

Richly Colored Quartz Surfacing

Featuring a five-dimensional color mix process, this new Black Canyon-color countertop brings the depth and richness of natural stone to quartz surfacing. Combining black, deep brown, and gray hues, the new color was inspired by the rock formations along the walls of the Grand Canyon.

Silestone in Black Canyon, Mountain Series
Starts at $65 per square foot, installed
Silestone by Cosentino USA
866/268-6837; silestoneusa.com

Countertop with Vibrant Color

The Okite collection offers nine new colors, including the terra-cotta notes of Rosso Verona (shown).

DuPont Zodiaq in Rosso Verona, Okite Collection
$50-$125 per square foot, installed
DuPont
877/229-3935; countertops.dupont.com

Glass Countertop

Choose from various colors, embedded textures, and edge treatments to create a customized, thick countertop that's stylish and easy to clean.

ThinkGlass Countertop in Crystal Glass with Sila Texture
$200-$300 per square foot, uninstalled
ThinkGlass
877/410-4527; thinkglass.com

Dramatic Countertop Colors

Saturated color, such as this Himalayan Blue, adds drama when paired with light-color cabinetry.

Staron Quartz Surface in Himalayan Blue
$45-$70 per square foot, installed
Samsung Staron
800/795-7177; staron.com

Concrete-Like Collection

Clay Brown, Alabaster, Papyrus, and Sand Biege offer a concrete look that's easy to care for.

DuPont Zodiaq
$50-$125 per square foot, installed
DuPont
877/229-3935; countertops.dupont.com

Patterned Countertop

A decorative edge treatment and contrasting undermount sinks showcase this rich Park Gate pattern.

Cambria Natural Quartz Surface in Park Gate, Quarry Collection
$65-$80, installed
Cambria
866/226-2742; cambriausa.com

New Countertop Colors

Choose from more than 140 DuPont Corian colors. Aloe Vera shows off a neutral tone and a mix of light and dark particles for a serene and sophisticated look.

DuPont Corian in Aloe Vera
$45-$75 per square foot, installed
DuPont
877/229-3935; countertops.dupont.com

Nature-Inspired Quartz

New options bring nature-inspired colors to durable quartz surfacing. Mulberry Mist, shown, was designed with the purple hues of eggplant in mind, while other colors were inspired by Brazilian hills, rain forests, and rugged, sun-washed pebbles.

CaesarStone Quartz Surface in Mulberry Mist
$70 to $120 per square foot, installed
CaesarStone
877/978-2789; caesarstoneus.com

Desert Quartz Countertop

Inspired by the muted hues found in scenic landscapes, the monochromatic palette of Cambria's Desert Collection complements virtually any decor.

Cambria Natural Quartz Surface in Yorkshire
$60- $80 per square foot, installed
Cambria
866/226-2742; cambriausa.com

Earthy Solid Surface Countertop

Inspired by the subtleties of nature, DuPont Corian's range of patterns reflects the shifting textures of the earth.

DuPont Corian Solid Surface in Tumbleweed
$45-$75 per square foot, installed
DuPont
877/229-3935; countertops.dupont.com

Concrete-Like Countertop

Small particulates give this Greentea Concrete solid surfacing the look of actual concrete.

Formica Solid Surfacing in Greentea Concrete
$28-$40 per square foot, installed
Formica Corporation
800/367-6422; formica.com

Richly-Colored Acrylic Countertop

Deep yet translucent, Sienna Quartz blends several eye-catching colors for maximum visual interest.

LG HI-MACS Acrylic Solid Surfacing in Sienna Quartz
$65 per square foot
LG Solid Source, LLC
877/853-1805; lghi-macs.com

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