Engineered stone benchtops have become an incredibly popular choice in many modern households – and for good reason. Made from oxygen and silicon atoms from igneous rocks, Engineered stone is a durable and elegant-looking material that can be found easily.
While engineered stone pieces occur naturally, an engineered stone benchtop is normally considered to be man-made as it is bound together with resin and often contains other hardy stones within it too, adding to its uniqueness and beauty.
Engineered stone can be quite a luxurious purchase and therefore some people are reluctant to invest in an engineered stone benchtop. A more affordable alternative is another engineered stone called Caesarstone. This has many of the same qualities as engineered stone, and can look very similar, but is friendlier on the pocket.
Here are 5 reasons why you should consider buying an engineered stone benchtop.
Engineered stone is a very strong and robust material that won’t crack or chip easily. As a benchtop can be used for so much, a strong material that isn’t easily damaged is ideal.
Engineered stone isn’t a porous substance, meaning that germs and bacteria struggle to penetrate it. As a bacteria or virus is only lying on the surface of the engineered stone, it is easy to wipe away, ensuring it doesn’t cause you any problems.
Engineered stone is also simple to clean and maintain, further adding to its appeal as a material.
Let’s be honest, there’s nothing more embarrassing than trying to hide a stained benchtop from visitors. Yes, you can try covering up that section, but there’s always a chance someone will move the concealing item or you will forget to hide the stain in the first place!
Engineered stone isn’t porous and therefore any liquid that’s spilt on it is far less likely to stain compared to marble or granite.
If you spill something on engineered stone then very often soap and water are enough to get rid of any potential problem – it couldn’t be easier!
Whether an engineered stone benchtop has a matte or glossy finish, it will retain this quality for a long time – possibly permanently if the engineered stone is maintained correctly.
Engineered stone is manufactured by humans which means that very natural and attractive colour hues can be produced. This makes engineered stone a very popular material, as it can seamlessly blend into any interior design plan. Also, because each piece is individually made, every benchtop is unique, further adding to its appeal.
If you would like to know more about Engineered Stone or caesarstone Benchtops, please get in touch. We have a wide range of options available to suit your needs.