The low-maintenance solid surface countertops blend seamlessly into this neutral, earthy kitchen. Canned lights and simple pendants light the space without distracting from the clean lines of the kitchen.
White Cottage Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances
This charming kitchen offers plenty of style and practicality. The solid-surface countertops and butcher-block island offer ample prep space, while stainless-steel appliances make it efficient. The white recessed-panel cabinets provide lots of storage and style.
A brilliant mix of materials gives this kitchen a contemporary blended style. The exposed duct work and brick wall lend a warehouse-loft vibe, while the shiny black wall tile, glass light fixtures and stainless-steel appliance add an industrial touch. Natural solid-surface countertops and wood cabinetry provide a natural element.
Kitchen With White Cabinets and Orange Stripe Accent
As seen on HGTV's "Flipping the Block," solid-surface countertops, an undermount, stainless steel double sink and a gooseneck faucet offer considerable upgrades to this kitchen space. A glass pendant adds additional work light and a decorative accent.
Marble countertops are the epitome of the luxurious kitchen ideal, and that luxury comes with a price tag that will likely be more than $100 a square foot. If you love the look of marble but don’t care for the price of Carrara, consider the solid surface alternative Striato from Formica. It carries all the advantages of solid surface countertops (durability, lower price) and comes with a distinctly marble-like look.
Solid-surface countertops are intimidating because they usually come with a large price tag. A trick for getting a custom and budget stone countertop is to search stone yards for remnants. Remnants are smaller pieces cut from slabs, and they're often sold for a fraction of the cost since they're considered waste from more elaborate installations.
Contemporary White Kitchen Cabinets with Marble Backsplash
This contemporary kitchen with solid surface countertops gets a natural feel from the large marble backsplash. The grain of the marble adds an organic touch as the focal point of the wall. The white modern range hood over the sleek stove area gives the entire a vignette a modern feel. Custom white cabinetry to each side and underneath provides both storage, function, and visual appeal.
Travertine is synonymous with luxury, and that comes at a cost. The natural variation in the warm-colored stone is aesthetically appealing, but you may feel a little more cooly toward it once you calculate the cost of using slabs of travertine on your kitchen counters. Formica has developed a solid-surface material that is affordable (compared to the pricey natural stones) and nicely mimics their look and feel. If you’re considering travertine but want to look at a more budget-friendly option, try Formica’s solid surface countertops in Travertine Gold.
Modern Kitchen With Granite Countertops and Two-Tone Cabinets
Rich colors fill this well-appointed kitchen. Flat-panel cabinetry with transom-window tops are done in two different finishes, one dark and one light. The slate-covered backsplash extends up the walls and covers the bar while the countertops are comprised of solid granite. Golden pendant lights illuminate the work surface and under-counter lights provides a glow to the underside of the bar.
There’s no getting around it: Lava stone is gorgeous. It’s beautiful, with its amazing color, its luster and its you-can’t-quite-put-your-finger-on-it magnificence. It’s also literally one of the most expensive options in the world for countertops, sometimes ending up around $300 a square foot. The reality is, nothing will look like lava stone. But Paperstone, a composite countertop made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper and non-petroleum-based resins, might just make you forget about it. It seems like a solid-surface material but is eco-friendly in almost every way you could imagine, and when you drink in its warm Cabernet color, you might just wonder why you ever considered another crazy-expensive option.