What is Manufactured Stone?
Manufactured stone is a manmade product made from natural materials. Typically, a large percentage of a mineral is combined with resins and pigments to create a durable, non-porous slab. Engineered quartz is a popular choice of manufactured stone. It is made of 90-94% quartz and around 6- 10% resin and pigment.
The slabs are eventually fabricated to suit the needs of your project including fit, shape, size, and edge profile. When installed, they are put together in pieces and joined together. They are as beautiful as natural stone, so you won’t be sacrificing style or beauty. With their patterns and colors being more consistent than normal stone, you won’t have to worry about join lines being visible.
Benefits of Manufactured Stone
There are advantages to choosing manufactured stone over natural stone. Through the manufacturing process, the slab takes on tendencies that will benefit you in the long run such as resistance to abrasions, dents, and more. They are also heat resistant and unlikely to stain.
One of the most appealing features is the wide variety of colors, textures, and patterns of manufactured stone. This means you’ll be able to find a slab that meets your price point and has the features you are looking for. Many brands are constantly innovating to come up with new colors and patterns meaning you’ll benefit from friendly brand competition.
Manufactured stone products are easy to obtain. Many stores work with a variety of brands who produce slabs that can be used for your project. Since the product is manufactured, the availability isn’t dependent on the natural resources of the world. Engineered stone, such as quartz, is abundant and the final slab is nontoxic and hypoallergenic. All of these factors combined means they don’t need to be replaced often making them a more ecofriendly option.
With manufactured stone products, you know just what you are getting. Their predictable quality ensures that there are no surprises as there would be with regular natural stone products.
We work with many brands who produce manufactured stone products and our knowledgeable staff is here to help you find just the right product for your needs.
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