Solid Surface Countertops: Solid surface countertops can be custom-made to the proper length by joining the seams to appear inconspicuous. Another advantage is that since the color goes all the way through the countertop, you can simply use sandpaper to sand out scratches and stains. You can find solid-surface countertops in any colors imaginable. You can find solid-surface countertops under such names as Corian, Gibralter, HiMac and Avonite. They tend to be less expensive than natural or engineered stone and although they are less impervious to heat, they are 100% repairable.