EKBACKEN Countertop, dark gray marble effect/laminate,


25 year limited warranty

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Spills and grease are easy to wipe clean and the countertop retains its beauty over time. Choose between the many colors and expressions to find the perfect look. Available to take home today.

Article Number503.971.78

Product details

Laminate countertops are very durable and easy to maintain. With a little care, they stay like new for many years.

The thinner countertop with straight edging strip works perfectly in a modern style kitchen.

You can cut the countertop to the length you want and cover the edges with the 2 included edging strips.

Create a perfectly coordinated look by combining this countertop with a matching wall panel.

25-year Limited Warranty. Read about the terms in the Limited Warranty brochure.


IKEA of Sweden

Article Number503.971.78
  • Even though laminate is a durable material you should never place hot pots or pans directly on the countertop without a trivet or pot stand.

    Do not place a toaster, coffee maker, tea kettle or other kitchen appliances that emit heat directly over a seam between two countertops because the heat can damage the seam.

  • Particleboard, Laminate, Plastic edging, Unbleached paper

    Wipe clean with a soft cloth dampened with water and a mild dish detergent or soap, if necessary.

    Wipe dry with a clean cloth.

    Do not place a toaster, coffee maker, kettle or other kitchen appliances that emit heat directly over a seam between two countertops because the heat can damage the seam.

    To prevent permanent stains on the countertop, wipe clean spills or messes immediately with a soft cloth dampened in water and a mild washing-up detergent or soap.

  • Supporting legs are required when an overhang exceeds 10". The maximum distance between these legs should not be more than 32".
  • By using sawmill leftovers and scrap wood in the particle board in this product, we make use of whole trees and not only the trunks. That way, we take better care of resources.

    We want to have a positive impact on the planet. That is why by 2030, we want all materials in our products to be recycled or renewable, and sourced in responsible ways.


Length: 98 " (249 cm)

Depth: 25 5/8 " (65 cm)

Thickness: 1 1/8 " (2.8 cm)

  • EKBACKENArticle Number503.971.78

    Width: 25 ¾ " (66 cm)

    Height: 1 ¼ " (3 cm)

    Length: 101 " (257 cm)

    Weight: 65 lb 9 oz (29.75 kg)

    Package(s): 1

Ratings and reviews

CountertopHAZELUsed this in our camper trailer conversion. Easy to trim and install. A durable surface with no treating necessary. Excellent!5
I love this countertop! IMarcyI love this countertop! I have had it for a few months now and it wipes off easily and looks great!5
Hard to cleanMichelleWiping away simple messes is hard on this countertop.1
Another useMarkI purchased 2 of these tops for use as bench seats for newly constructed entry cabinets. I cut to depth and length, and used the supplied glue on cap strips. Looks great, easy to cut and attach.5
Nice substitution for marble atBrianNice substitution for marble at less than a typical faux marble price.4
Looks like marbleHEATHERGreat countertop for a great price. I installed their temporarily while waiting for my kitchen to be done and the countertops to go in and was actually impressed with the quality. Some of my guests actually thought it was marble before touching it. It’s nice looking for a laminate countertop. My only issue is that with heavy use it can get some knicks in the laminate. It’s not that thick. But for the price it is worth it.5
Cutting countertopCathy S.Looking for info: Has anyone cut through this countertop as we need to cut some off. If so was it easy to cut? What did you use to cut the countertop with? Is the countertop of good value?3
I Love itSaeedI Love it5
Still like the discontinued darkBERNIEStill like the discontinued dark gray Ekbacken better. A lot of my customers liked the contrast with the white cabinets.5
Laminate bubblesSanny W.2 small bubbles developed in this laminate counter that was installed less than 7 months ago. These bumps/bubbles are no where near where 3/8" screws/anchors were used. There has been no water accumulation or humidity exposure to these areas.2
CountertopsGillesLook good5
Good qualityJeffersonYou cant go wrong for the price at all, looks good and feels good for the quality you get.5
Great ProductEduardoIt's just amazing and fits the room well5
Kitchen remodelingPaulGreat product, easy to install, beautiful results.5
Great product at a greatKathyGreat product at a great price!5
UnsureWorked well actually glued 2 pieces together nice clean seem4
Poor engineeringKarim1I bought the countertop yesterday and had to return it today. Installer opened the box and both sides of the countertop were coming apart or disintegrating. Looks like not well engineered.1
Good looking countertoptmishra4-stars because the finish should have been glossy instead of matte. The matte finish kind of takes away from the design. The quality of the product is good though. It is a great buy for the price.4
Disappointed.jennyavilahAfter reading rave reviews I was extremely excited to install these counters. The photo is deceiving. I understood these are laminate however the photo looks more of composite. The true counters are rough texture, super matte finish, and the marbling looks like a printed image. Maybe ok for a cottage but save your money and invest in something else if you can. I dislike leaving negative reviews but I dont even want to install these counters in our side split :(2
REALLY LOW QUALITYAldo ScollaroI noticed a little bump in one of the edges but I couldn't go back to exchange as Ikea closed because of Covid-19. I had to use it anyways. After only a few weeks that little bump cracked and now I have a hole there. Pretty disappointed.1
EKBACKEN Countertop, dark gray marble effect/laminate, 98x1 1/8 "

Our take on wood

Wood is the material most commonly associated with IKEA furniture, and for good reasons. It’s renewable, recyclable, durable, ages beautifully and it is an important part of our Scandinavian design heritage. At IKEA we believe that sourced in a responsible way, wood is a key change driver for climate mitigation. In 2012, we set a goal that by 2020 our wood would be from more sustainable sources. We are happy to announce that we have reached this goal and today, more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.

Forests are critical for life on earth

Forests contribute to maintaining balance in the atmosphere, purify the air that we breathe and are part of the water cycle. They nourish wildlife biodiversity and provide homes for indigenous communities who depend on forests for their livelihoods. 90% of plant and animal species living on the planet need forests to survive. They provide sources of food, fuel, timber and many other ecosystem services that we rely upon. Sourcing approximately 19 million m3 of roundwood per year from some 50 countries, IKEA has a significant impact on the world’s forests and the timber industry and a huge responsibility to positively influence how wood is sourced. Responsible wood sourcing and forest management ensure that the needs of people dependent on forests are met, that businesses can work sustainably, that forest ecosystems are protected and biodiversity is enhanced.

100% wood from more sustainable sources

At IKEA, we work with strict industry standards to promote responsible forestry. We don’t allow any wood in our supply chain from forest areas that are illegal or contain high conservation values or from forest areas with social conflict. Before starting to work with IKEA, suppliers must demonstrate that they meet IKEA critical requirements on wood sourcing. IKEA requires all suppliers to source wood from more sustainable sources (FSC-certified or recycled wood). All suppliers are audited regularly and non-compliant suppliers are required to implement immediate corrective actions. By working together with our suppliers, we are proud to announce that we have reached our more sustainable sources goal, which we set out to achieve by 2020. Today more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.

IKEA Forest Positive Agenda for 2030

As pressure on the world’s forests and the surrounding eco-systems increases due to unsustainable agriculture, the expansion of infrastructure and illegal logging, it is time to take an even more holistic approach to protect and support these important resources for generations to come. The IKEA Forest Positive Agenda for 2030 set out to improve forest management, enhance biodiversity, mitigate climate change and support the rights and needs of people who depend on forests across the whole supply chain and drive innovation to use wood in even smarter ways. The agenda focuses on three key areas: • Making responsible forest management the norm across the world. • Halting deforestation and reforesting degraded landscapes. • Driving innovation to use wood in smarter ways by designing all products from the very beginning to be reused, refurbished, remanufactured, and eventually recycled.

We accomplish more by working together

For many years, IKEA has partnered with businesses, governments, social groups and non-governmental organisations to fight forest degradation and deforestation and increase the volume and availability of wood from responsibly managed forests both for our own supply chain and beyond. We are on a journey to improve global forest management and make responsible wood sourcing the industry standard, contributing to building resilient forest landscapes and improve biodiversity.

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What are foil and laminate?

Some wood materials need protection with a durable and easy-care foil or laminate surface. The choice depends on the end use and desired finish. We often use paper foil for storage furniture, while plastic foil suits demanding areas like kitchens and bathrooms. Today, the plastic we use is mostly recycled and our goal is to use plastic from renewable sources. Laminate is made of resin-impregnated paper, which adds a durable and moisture-resistant surface for countertops.


Built and tested to last

We believe that our kitchen countertops should meet your highest demands when it comes to design and performance, without compromise. That’s why we test our countertops, and put them up against the everyday challenges they’ll face in your kitchen: liquids, oil, food, steam, heat, bumps and scratches. When they’ve passed our testing, we know they’ll last, and we guarantee it with our 25 year limited warranty.