This is a first for me. I've seen all kinds of stone, laminate, and composite countertops, but this one is new. If you click on the image to enlarge it, you will see a beautiful red speckled countertop that's going to last a long time. What is it? Formed concrete. From a distance it looks charcoal gray. Up close one sees the red speckles. It's smooth as any stone countertop. My guess is a hot pot isn't going to mar these beauties! Set atop the natural finished Mission style maple cabinets in this northeast Minneapolis home, these countertops were a stunning finish to a nicely remodeled kitchen.