It’s important not to confuse solid surface countertops with stone countertops. Solid surface countertops are not stone countertops. Solid surface countertops are made with resin, acrylic, pigments, and mineral dust…as such, they do not hold up to heat, though they are mostly stain resistant. Certain foods or acidic cleaners can harm the surface of solid surface countertops, though.
Solid surface countertops are not as good of an investment as Quartz or Granite, and typically they aren’t any cheaper than putting Granite or Quartz in your home. If you’re considering putting solid surface countertops in your kitchen, get a quote on Granite or Quartz before moving forward. You’ll likely be surprised at how affordable Granite or Quartz will be compared to solid surface options.