A standard countertop is typically a solid or sanded color, is 25″ deep with a 3″ – 3 1/2″ set-on backsplash, a simple 1″ edge, and a top mount sink and/or cook top cutout. An upgraded countertop has additional customized designs and features which are only limited by your creativity and budget. Coved backsplashes, full-height backsplashes, extra-wide peninsulas, seamed-in and undermount sinks, inlays, and large edge profiles are all available for an additional charge. Upgraded solid surface countertops also can include drainboards routed into the countertop deck to allow water to drain more easily into the sink. Please understand that even though standard counters are substantially less expensive that upgraded counters, the same level of craftsmanship is applied during fabrication on both types of counters.