Kitchen and Bath Spotlight: Countertops

Samsung Staron adds four new colors to its Designer Collection: quarry palisade, quarry bluff, breccia bisque and breccia rio grande. The collection now features 16 solid surface colors as part of a line of 62 solid surface colors in seven categories.


CaesarStone offers its color collection of quartz surfaces. Seven new colors are a permanent part of the collection: black noir, gold abyss, musty carrera, lagos blue, copper abyss, coffee bean and Jerusalem sand. It resists heat and cold, mold, mildew, stains, chips and scratches.


Wilsonart offers its Deepstar laminate series. Based on ancient stone, sedimentary fossils and age-old metals, it combines colors that are strong with patterns that are organic in appearance. It’s available in eight patterns: flint, fossil, glaze, bronze, agate, jade, mineral and slate.


EnviroGlas Products offers its EnviroSlab decorative surface countertop. A standard 27- by 84- by 1-in. countertop, it is made with 100 percent recycled glass and color-pigmented epoxy resin. It is heat- and scratch-resistant and available in 20 colors.


Craft-Art Wood Countertops offers its checker-board pattern. These tops are waterproof, heat- and stain-resistant. Every countertop is custom-built from 11/4 to 7 in. thick using full-length boards up to 20 ft. long.


Sonoma Cast Stone introduces NuCrete, a precast concrete surface that doesn’t stain. Its unique concrete casting and finishing methods create architectural concrete countertops for both residential and commercial environments. It’s available in 20 colors.


DuPont Zodiaq quartz surfaces offers four new colors: alabaster, sand beige, clay brown and papyrus. Inspired by the appeal of concrete, as well as clay and gravel, the new colors possess a matte finish.


LG Solid Source’s Volcanics Collection is a nonporous acrylic solid surface designed for countertops, tub surrounds, vanity tops, wet bars and more. It’s available in eight colors and ½-in. thickness, 30-in. width and 145-in. length.


Avonite Surfaces Recycled Collection includes six products for residential and commercial applications. These products contain a minimum of 40 percent recycled content. They are available in Cozumel, kaliedoscope, cottonwood, crushed lava, palm desert and white sands.


The Swanstone Europa vanity top is an authentic solid surface with color texture that runs all the way through and doesn’t wear. It features a 11/2-in. ogee edge and a taller backsplash. The bowl, top and backsplash are molded into an integral unit.


Abet Laminati offers 472 decorative high-pressure laminate surfaces including metallics, woodgrains, solid colors, digitally printed or silk-screened design and Tefor, a recycled surfacing material. Pictured is Serigrafia (silk-screened designs), Iridescenti and Fiber laminate lines.


Formica’s Solid Surfacing is constructed with an acrylic/polyester copolymer designed to offer flexibility, ease of fabrication and significant dust reduction. It is resistant to stain and solvents.


Ann Sacks’ Spool concrete countertop is offered in walnut, cherry, maple, olive, eggshell, sandstone, seal and charcoal. It is designed for the bathroom or kitchen.


Green River Stone offers countertops made from natural, fresh-water limestone and are on the same hardness scale as marble. Countertops include a prehistoric fossil inlay.