Countertops not only provide the main work surfaces in a kitchen, but they also offer an opportunity to add a splash of color and materiality to the space. With the nearly limitless design options for countertops, choosing the material and color is often the most difficult part of installing new kitchen countertops. Depending on the type of material, fabricating a kitchen countertop can be a challenge for a do-it-yourselfer, but installing the countertop is a project almost any do-it-yourselfer can handle. Join the At Home channel's host, Jeff Wilson, as he completes the kitchenette and offers tips on installing a recycled glass countertop.
12 36 61.16 Solid Surfacing Countertops
Solid surfacing countertops are horizontal work surfaces that are fabricated from a manmade synthetic product. Developed in 1967 by DuPont, solid surface countertops have many applications in both residential and commercial facilities. They are available in many solid or marbleized colors and with visible textures, including veining that can mimic marble, granite or wood. Solid surface countertops offer resistance to scratches, stains, chemicals and bacteria, and are non-porous, seamless, and durable, with solid color throughout.