Most of us are aware of just how beautiful and stunning natural stones such as granite and marble can look for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanity tops and tiles, but did you know you can achieve some really awesome results with more cost-effective engineered stone?
What is Engineered Stone?
As you may have guessed, engineered stone is a man made stone that comes in a variety of colours, patterns and styles. Because of its versatility, diverse range and the price, engineered stone is extremely popular with home renovators and professional contractors alike.
The predominant ingredient in manufactured stone is quart, giving the finish a natural stone look.
Types of engineered stone include:
- Quantum Quartz
Engineered stone, because of its intrinsic design and make up, is known to be extremely durable. Whilst being almost as hard and tough as granite, it has one advantage over this natural stone, as engineered stone doesn’t chip and crack as easily as granite or marble. The only real way manufactured stone may crack is if it’s not properly installed on a very flat surface.
Natural stone tends to come with a higher price tag, and a price that can increase depending on the colour and quality of the natural stone. Engineered stone can look almost as good, but for less money. As mentioned above it’s durable, so there is no skimping on quality, just the price.
Engineered Stone is Attractive
Being a man made product, engineered stone comes in very uniform patterns and styles that will suit every taste and every home. All the colours of the rainbow are covered, so there is definitely something for everyone in this range. The polished finish gleams like glass and the results are simply stunning.
Easy to Maintain
Engineered stone, by design, is extremely easy to clean and maintain. As the surface is non-porous, it will not stain and often simply needs to be wiped over with a damp cloth to clean up spills and debris. Beauty combined with low maintenance is the name of the game with engineered stone.
Stylish With a Touch of Luxury
You really can’t go wrong with the aesthetic appeal of engineered stone. Whilst some may think you need to adorn your kitchen and bathrooms with natural stone to achieve that look of luxury, that’s not so. Engineered stone, when just the right colour and style is chosen and is installed correctly, will really add an element of class to your home.
Superior Marble and Granite
Based in Nerang on the Gold Coast, Superior Marble and Granite have a range of beautiful engineered stone to suit every home. Call or drop in for a friendly chat about your project. We not only supply the stone, we install it for you as well.