Engineered Stone is a composite material made of crushed stone bound together by an adhesive, (most commonly polymer resin). The two common stones used in producing engineered stone are marble and quartz.
- Less porous than Natural Stones
- Uniform in Colour
- Scratch Resistant
- No hidden cracks or Flaws – like Natural Stone
- Does not require Sealing
The material is produced in either 12 mm, 20 mm or 30 mm thicknesses. The most common slab size is 3040 mm x 1440 mm. Some of the Available Brands are Caesarstone, Silestone, Essastone, Smartstone and Quantum Quartz.
The polyester resins are not entirely UV stable in engineered stone and should not be used in outdoor applications exposed to direct sunlight. Continuous exposure to UV can cause discolouration of the stone, and breakdown of the resin binder.