Engineered stone is a composite material made of crushed stone bound together by an adhesive to create a solid surface (most commonly polymer resin, with some newer versions using cement mix). We have a wide variety of stones that you can choose from. The most widely available engineered stones are quartz and porcelain, which are just part of the assortment we have in stock.
This engineered stone gets created using silicon dioxide or another polymer resin with at least 90% powdered quartz stone making it incredibly hard. Manufacturers can add any pigment color during production to match your exact color specifications. They can even feature colors not typically found in Natural stone slabs, such as purple, orange, and yellow.
Quartz is the most popular, versatile, and affordable countertop option, and it is always a bestseller.
Porcelain countertops are made from non-porous ceramic clay that contains various minerals. They are baked in temperatures ranging from 2200-2650 Fahrenheit, and these high temperatures produce a durable countertop material resistant to scratching, cracking, UV light, and natural heat. Unlike quartz countertops, porcelain countertops’ colors and patterns are only on the surface. So you won’t have the same depth as a ‘marble look’ quartz countertop that incorporates actual elements of natural stone for a 3D look. Colors and patterns on porcelain countertops are achieved by adding pigments (“glaze”) to the surface. These pigments can make the surface resemble everything from marble to wood and even steel. You can see that the pigment does not go all the way through the stone.