Engineered Stone/ Quartz Benchtops in Christchurch

What is Engineered Stone?

Engineered stone is stone that is manufactured in a factory. While the main component of engineered stone is quartz, one of the strongest minerals in the world, the rest of it is completely man-made. Engineered stone has been used in homes and as stone benchtops for over 40 years.

Quartz surfaces have exceptional hard-wearing properties – created from up to 90% natural quartz aggregates, organic pigments and enhanced polymer resins. Quartz is a Hard-Wearing Surface. It will not crack or chip as easily as granite or slate and does not require regular sealing  like natural stone.


What are the benefits of engineered stone/Quartz benchtops?


Resilient and Hygienic
Thanks to the resilience of quartz, engineered stone benchtops are scratch, chip, and stain resistant as well! But its real benefit when compared to the more porous natural stone is that it’s more hygienic for use in areas where liquid and water is likely to be spilled. This makes engineered stone benchtops a great choice for both kitchens and bathrooms.


Engineered stone is manufactured by machinery with set ingredients and using consistent processes. This not only makes the price of the engineered stone benchtop a more consistent reflection of its quality, but it also means that the size and shape of your benchtop can be more easily customisable and not dependent on the size of the slab extracted from the quarry. Of course, the maximum size limits may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.


Environmentally Sustainable
For those environmentally conscious home-designers, engineered stone benchtops offer a greener option. Due to the significantly lower amount of energy required to produce engineered stone, if sustainability is a high priority for you, this is the way to go.

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