Engineered Countertops Countertops: Small fragments of natural stone are bonded together with a plastic polymer. The material is then extruded into slabs of countertop material. Although the look of Engineered Countertops stone is more uniform than natural stone, it still gives your kitchen countertops a more upscale look than solid-color laminates. Engineered Countertops stone is sold by the names of Zodiaq, Hanstone, Silestone and Viatterra. It takes a higher heat resistance than solid surface and is scratch and stain resistant as well.