Unlike the two other folks, I give it a big thumbs up. I use a hybridized concrete that can be tinted with all kinds of pigments. I've only done three counters, a deep green bathroom counter with brass shavings troweled in, a periwinkle blue bathroom counter, and a dark beet red kitchen (the owner makes lots of borscht...) The colors are rich and varied. The hybridized cement is troweled on a plywood and cement board substrate, with integral backsplashes, and attached to the counters just like ordinary laminate countertops. I've noticed no sanitation problems, and they're certainly burn proof. Beats the cost of Corian or other solid surface materials by a mile too, so ignore those naysayers and keep looking.