Formica Basalt Slate countertops, honed finish, pencil edge. UPDATE: After two years of having this surface, it has held up incredibly well. No noticeable scratches and the edges and seams still look as good as the day they were installed. For under $700, we installed approximately 20 feet of countertops. In 20 years, if we want to update the kitchen, we will definitely choose Formica again.