Engineered stone is a composite material made of crushed stone bound together by an adhesive, most commonly polymer resin. It is less porous, more flexible, and harder than many types of natural stone and more resistant to mold and mildew. However, it is less resistant to heat.
We are excited to offer most colors of Quartz, Natural Stones, Solid Surface, Laminate, Wood and Cultured Marble countertops. Each of which offers its own unique distinctions, beauty and benefits.
Natural stones for countertops include Granite, Marble, Limestone, Soapstone, Quartzite and Slate. Natural stone products differ in composition, color, and texture even among pieces from the same source, giving each one a distinctive look.
Solid surface can mimic the appearance of granite, marble, stone, and other naturally occurring materials, and can be joined nearly invisibly by a trained craftsman. It can also be cast into a variety of shapes, including sinks, shower pans and bathtubs. Color and design flexibility are key factors when choosing engineered composites over natural stone.
Laminate countertops are made of layers of paper, plastics and resin pressed together under high pressure and adhered to a substrate. Current laminate colors can mimic much more expensive countertops at a reduced cost.
Used almost exclusively in bathroom applications, cultured marble is stone, resins and pigments mixed together to produce a wide range of colors and patterns. The tops are formed in a mold allowing for sinks to be integrated into the material.