Engineered Stone is a composite slab stone made up of approximately 90% crushed Quartz stone bound together by a polymer resin. It may also have other materials like coloured glass, shells, metals, or mirrors added for aesthetic reasons. It can be used in all the same places as other slab stones like Granite and Marble, but is primarily chosen for kitchen and bathroom countertops.
Engineered Stone products are gaining in popularity and are sometimes preferred over natural stone products because this manmade version of slab stone is more resilient. Compared to unsealed granite, it has better resistance to stains as it is completely non-porous. This means that liquids spilled on the surface are not able to soak into the stone, therefore in most cases can be removed with a recommended surface cleaner. These non-porous properties also make it a more hygienic choice for public wet areas.
Engineered Stone is also typically more uniform in structure than natural stones, adding superior strength to its core values. Don’t be misled, however by thin laminate stone over MDF or wooden benchtops – ask for solid, 100% Stone for luxury that will last.
There are several ranges of Composite Stone available, in varying contemporary and elegant shades to compliment your Interior Design.
Whether it is Primestone, Caesarstone, Silestone or another Engineered Stone you have seen and love; with very special care and unsurpassed attention to detail, we would love to turn it into your dream stone surface.
Click on the swatches below to get an idea of what is available, or come and see our showroom to view the real thing.