Installing new countertops in a kitchen or bathroom requires important decision-making steps. There are so many materials to choose from and without expert knowledge in the industry, it’s difficult to decide which best suits your needs. That’s why it’s important to find a knowledgeable partner, like Affinity Stoneworks, who can provide expert insight on various technical and design elements of countertop materials. One material that we’ve been recommending to many homeowners lately is engineered stone, also referred to as engineered quartz.
Surely you’ve heard about the design world’s recent obsession with engineered stone, but you may still be skeptical. Well some advice from the experts: engineered stone is more than a trend – it’s here to stay. It’s durability, reliability, and aesthetic appeal make it a cornerstone in the stone industry. (No pun intended!)
1. It’s beautifully consistent and sleek. While the beauty of natural stone comes from the uniqueness of each slab, the beauty of engineered stone is its consistent sleekness. Engineered stone has amazing solid color choices and subtle patterning options not always available in natural stone, giving you more design control. Engineered stone allows for a consistent pattern that’s perfect for sleek, modern spaces.
2. It’s a fabulous alternative for clients who seek the look of marble or limestone but are concerned about the maintenance of those natural stones. The beauty of marble and limestone is unquestioned. But in practical terms, many consumers worry about their realities of day-to-day use with these softer alternatives in the natural stone category. Surface etching and possible staining considerations are top of mind to many. The engineered stone industry has produced numerous options with the visual properties of marble and limestone, yet the durability of engineered stone rates closer to the granite category than to the sedimentary or metamorphic groups in natural stone.
3. You don’t have to worry about resealing. And that spells ease of maintenance!
4. You’ll always have a wide selection of engineered stone if you work with Affinity. Engineered products are constantly changing and evolving, which means there are many brands and looks to choose from. Certain countertop carriers, however, have taken on wholesale distribution of just one line of engineered material. Consequently, their consumers are limited to that one product in the engineered world. Affinity has purposefully not limited itself to the representation of one particular manufacturer but, instead, offers more than a half dozen full lines, to satisfy any price point and design palette preference.
Affinity Stoneworks has an amazing selection of engineered stone, in every pattern and color you can imagine. Come out to our design center to see our inventory and receive expert guidance on your remodeling project!