Whether you are remodeling your entire kitchen or simply making a few updates, consider the importance of your countertops. Not only should they be beautiful, but they should also be functional. Enter engineered stone countertops! What exactly is engineered stone, and what are its advantages? Let’s talk about 5 benefits of engineered stone countertops.
What Are Engineered Stone Countertops?
First things first: what is the primary difference between engineered stone and natural stone? While natural quarried stone is durable and sturdy, its porousness poses a serious problem to kitchens. Quarried stone soaks up moisture, making it susceptible to staining and crumbling unless sealed annually.
In contrast, engineered stone mixes quartz with resin, forming a tightly-packed, moisture-resistant material. Additionally, granite and marble can be used. Long-lasting and durable, engineered stone offers resistance to stain and chipping without excess sealing.
What Are the Benefits of Engineered Stone Countertops?
So, should you include engineered stone countertops in your kitchen renovation? Homeowners who make the switch to engineered stone countertops notice the following 5 benefits.
1. Easy Cleaning and Maintenance
The smooth, slick surface of engineered stone makes cleanup easy. Your countertop will not soak up food, drink, or cleaner. Instead, wipe everything off neatly without worrying about drying it. There is no need to use a special cleaner on engineered stone.
2. Long-Lasting Durability
Engineered stone is specifically designed to be durable, even against nicks and scratches from wayward knives. While we certainly do not recommend taking a steak knife to your counter, you can count on it to resist scratches during daily situations. Likewise, engineered stone stands up well against weight and dings from kitchen objects.
3. Difficult-to-Stain Surfaces
Spilled wine? No problem. A leak in your coffee pot? Don’t worry about it. Again, the engineered stone does not share the porousness of natural stone, meaning stains rarely occur. Nor does liquid cause long-term damage to the inside of the countertops.
4. Resistance to Heat
Additionally, the high percentage of quartz within engineered stone protects the countertops from heat. While natural stone is slightly more heat-resistant (due to the lack of resin), engineered stone does a great job as well.
5. Many Styles to Choose From
Amazingly, you don’t have to sacrifice style for functionality. With the right kitchen designers and renovation company, you can choose from countless colors and styles of engineered stone. This allows you to fit the theme and style of your kitchen as well as your overall home. Finish your kitchen remodel with counters that you love!
How Can Caruso Kitchens Help?
For over 30 years, Caruso Kitchens has created thousands of award-winning dream kitchens for Colorado residents. With over 150 years of combined experience, our skillful designers will help you create the kitchen of your dreams. If you have any further questions or would like to schedule an interview, call us today. We are located in Lakewood, Colorado, and serve the entire Denver Metro Area.