With endless design options and competitive pricing, engineered stone counters are a wise choice for homeowners renovating or building a new kitchen or bathroom. Engineered stone countertops are made from a variety of different materials like quartz, custom made to meet homeowners needs and match any home interior style.
That said, there are so many options that it can be overwhelming to choose the right engineered stone for your countertops. That’s why the experts at Bella Stone Countertops have designed this handy guide.
The Bella Stone Guide to Choosing the Best Engineered Stone Counters
How is engineered stone made?
Unlike pure granite or marble, countertops slabs are composite materials made from crushed stone like quartz mixed with polymers and additives for color and heat resistance. Most engineered stone materials are named for the natural stone that makes them up, such as engineered quartz or engineered marble.
Why is man-made stone good for countertops?
Because it combines the benefits of both natural stone and synthetic compounds like resins and polymers, engineered stone materials are uniquely suited to countertops for home interiors. Reasons include:
- Resists heat better than plastic laminates or pure resins
- Less prone to staining, even from liquids like coffee and wine
- Durable surface harder to scratch
- More lightweight than natural stone
- Easier to cut into custom shapes for seamless counter designs
- Tons of color, pattern, and edge design options
Quartzite vs Quartz Counters
While many people think that something called “quartzite” would be the man-made material while “quartz” is natural stone, this is backwards. When it comes to bathroom and kitchen countertops, quartzite is the name of the natural stone, while quartz is engineered stone made from crushed quartz crystals suspended in specially formulated resins and colorants.
Bella Stone Countertops: Your Local Engineered Stone Countertop Experts
Not only is Bella Stone the most reputable source for natural and engineered stone countertop slabs, we’re also leaders in countertop fabrication and installation. We let our customers lead the design process and strive to think outside of the box to create unique designs.
For beautiful new countertops for your California property, contact Bella Stone Countertops!