Laminate countertops are a great, inexpensive alternative to stone and solid surface countertops. There is a variety of styles (even some that mimic stone surface like granite and marble). Laminate countertops are low-maintenance.
"This is the first time I have had stone countertop. After 15 years if laminate, I decided to finally do it! I am going to be completely honest. I was very nervous. I was really worried about seeing the seams. Swingles was very patient with me, and understanding. The guys that installed it were great!! It turned out better than expected. Great prices and quick install!! Thanks Swingles!!!!" ---Google Review