Solid surface countertops are made from a durable, man-made material that can mimic the look of stone, wood, or metal. They are commonly used in kitchens and bathrooms because they are nonporous and easy to clean.
The first use of solid surfaces is said to date back to the 1880s when it was used in industrial applications. The first time it was used in a residential setting was by Mario Botta and that was in the year 1979. In homes, solid surfaces have been used mainly for worktops and kitchen appliances.