Overlaying your existing kitchen benchtops with Engineered Stone is the most efficient and cost effective way of renovating your kitchen. Prompt efficient service, obligation free quotes, servicing Melbourne and Geelong.
For many years, stone kitchen benchtops have been a popular and up-market option for kitchen design. Traditional marble or granite kitchens have always looked great, but these granite kitchen counters have some draw backs.
All natural stone is porous.
This means that it will absorb liquids or other spills and therefore is very easy to stain. Good quality, expensive Italian granite is a reasonable option to use as a kitchen benchtop as long as you ensure that it is properly cleaned and maintained and re-sealed on a regular basis.
Much cheaper granites, have become more readily available in recent times, however these granites, much like most marble, are much softer and much more porous than what most people expect, and even with regular maintenance and regular application of sealers, they are often stained with spills as gentle as dirty water. Because they are much softer, they are also much easier to chip or crack.
Why Engineered Stone?
This is where Engineered Stone is such a perfect solution. Made from a combination of natural stone mixed with a polymer or acrylic base, engineered stone has the advantages of solid stone, without the draw backs.
Engineered stone is also known as reconstituted stone. It is also often referred to as synthetic stone, or one of many brands who make engineered stone such as caeser stone (ceasar stone), essa stone, quantum quartz, corian, or smart stone.
Most engineered stone manufacturers make a 20mm thick slab which is used in much the same ways as solid granite. While they overcome most of the staining problems which occur in solid stone, they still retain some of the drawbacks, relating to cracking, due to the lack of flexibility of the slabs, and their installation procedures. They also use different ratios of stone to polymer/acrylic, which creates varying levels of scratch, heat, stain and impact resistance.
To use these products, any existing benchtops generally need to be demolished before new tops can be installed, often resulting in damage to splashbacks, cabinets, or walls.
This is why we choose to use a better alternative...
Which Products Do We Use?
At Revive Concepts, we have chosen the products that offer the best in style, strength, durability, cost effectiveness, and flexibility of use. We have chosen products which have some of the highest stone contents available in engineered stone.
The stone products we use have a stone content in excess of 90%. This results in the surface being as hard, and therefore as scratch resistant as possible, while still containing enough resin to give it stain resistance. The flexible base, combined with the fact that the sheets are engineered and manufactured to a nominal thickness of 6 to 6.5mm, gives the entire surface the ability to flex. The result is a much stronger and more durable benchtop which is heat, scratch and stain resistant.
You can refer to the manufacturer websites for specifications, care and maintenance instructions and warranty details of each product.
Contact us to arrange a free measure and quote.
Servicing Melbourne and Geelong, we provide free on-site quotations for customers with existing benchtops that require a reconstituted stone overlay, and we can quote from plans for kitchens, bathrooms or offices.
We can assist you with design ideas such as extending benchtops, adding stone waterfalls, increasing edge thickness, modifying benchtops to accomodate new appliances where possible and much, much more.
An average install takes only 1 to 2 days, minimising disruption to your home or office. We will have you back in business in no time, with a completely new and refreshed stone benchtop.
Visit our Kitchen Gallery to see how we can revive your kitchen!
SERVICING MELBOURNE & GEELONG
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