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There are many options available for your benchtop material such as engineered stone, natural stone such as marble and granite, and other materials such as stainless steel and concrete. Manufactured or engineered stone, such as Vedastone marble look, is essentially made out of crushed stone that is mixed with resins and formed into a slab. Unlike marble and granite, engineered stone is not porous and does not require the application of a sealant to avoid staining. Engineered stone is also more scratch resistant than natural stone, due to the concentration of hard resins in its composition.

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A spectacular stone benchtop can transform an ordinary kitchen or bathroom into an extraordinary one. The benchtop seamlessly ties in all the elements of the room, from the cabinetry, to the splashback, bringing a cohesive feeling to the space.

There are many options available for your benchtop material such as engineered stone, natural stone such as marble and granite, and other materials such as stainless steel and concrete. Manufactured or engineered stone, such as Vedastone marble look, is essentially made out of crushed stone that is mixed with resins and formed into a slab. Unlike marble and granite, engineered stone is not porous and does not require the application of a sealant to avoid staining. Engineered stone is also more scratch resistant than natural stone, due to the concentration of hard resins in its composition.

While a natural slab such as marble can have the most amazing naturally occurring patterns, it is often very hard to get a matching pair, causing issues in uniformity when more than one slab is required for your kitchen.Engineered stone benchtops are composed of between 90-96% natural crushed quartz aggregate mixed with a polyester resin. Other crystals, stones, shells, mirrors or aggregates are added to give ‘sparkle’ or colour specks to the completed product. Due to the very nature of their creation, one of the main attractions of engineered stone is its uniformity in colour and pattern from slab to slab, allowing you the opportunity to pick the ideal design that perfectly complements your home.

Aside from its popularity as a benchtop material engineered stone is extremely flexible and can be used in a number of applications, such as splashbacks, kickboards underneath cabinetry, wall cladding and in wet areas such as bathrooms and within shower enclosures. 

Engineered stone is a great low maintenance, cost effective option for your home. Contact Vedastone today to find out more about our range, or to organise a quote with a preferred fabricator.

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