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Why choose engineered stone?

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Engineered stone is a composite material made of crushed stone bound together by an adhesive, with the two most common stones used being marble and quartz.

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The most common use for engineered marbles is for indoor flooring and walls, while the quartz based product is used primarily for kitchen countertops.

Pros: There is a wide range of colours and styles available, and you'll have all the aesthetic and functional advantages of stone itself.

Cons: Like stone, this is quite a heavy material, so cabinetry needs to be designed to support it – depending on the thickness. Not a major concern, but just needs to be taken into account.

Smartstone quartz surfaces are manufactured with a minimum of 93% quartz, combined with pigments and resins which make the surface highly durable, offer high performance with low maintenance, and being non-porous, they will never need sealing or waxing.

Only a little commonsense is needed to care for Smartstone surface.In fact, Smartstone has been tested by the CSIRO, and due to its low moisture absorption, is resistant to stains caused by wine, fruit juices, liquid food colouring, tea and spices with strong colours.
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First published date: 03 May 2018

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