Engineered Stone Kitchen Benchtops  Reconstituted Stone, Granite Kitchen Counters

Benchtops - Overlay Quote can be arranged as part of your kitchen facelift quote, arranged through a contract installer

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.


Engineered Stone

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...

You can refer to the manufacturer websites for specifications, care and maintenance instructions and warranty details of each product.

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