Why are Engineered Stone Bench Tops Popular?

Wednesday 27 July 2016, 7:19PM

By Prestige Bench Top Limited



The kitchen is one of the areas in the house that people spend more on. Over the years, this place has become more than just a haven for snacking and dining with family and friends. People consider this a valuable part of the house and they now equip it with fancy lighting, technologically advanced appliances and multiple sinks, to name a few.

Apart from these, more people are now investing in the materials for their bench tops. Among the many materials used for these, engineered stone is a popular choice.

A Primer on Engineered Stone

Engineered stone surfaces are popular for their durability and visual appeal. Compared to other natural materials such as granite, which are mined as one whole slab of stone, engineered stone is manufactured in a facility and consists of resin, pigments and stone aggregate that make up 90% of its mass. Hence, its composition makes this type of stone surface special. Quartz kitchen bench tops are widely used for these very reasons.

Benefits of Engineered Stone

Engineered stone surfaces are easy to clean and are hygienic. They are also stain, warp and scratch resistant. These qualities   make them last for a long time and look as good as  they were first installed.  The non-porous surfaces and composite formula these possess hinder bacteria and other harmful microorganisms from developing.

Engineered stone comes in a variety of colours. Whilst it is not natural stone, some colours resemble the real thing. Different finishes are also available to suit your style preference.

If you are looking for Eurostone in New Zealand, Prestige Bench Top Limited offers a variety of colours, as well as other types of stone surfaces for your bench tops, such as Caesarstone and Silestone. The company provides high-quality bench tops made from stylish stone composite material, making its products ideal for use in the kitchen.

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