As the manufacturing process allows uniformity and consistency in dimension and shade, pre selection effort (also known as dry-lay – a common practice when using natural stones) is minimized. This saves considerable time during construction.
• The high MOH score and better scratch resistance properties make the material suitable for commercial flooring applications where traffic and abrasion factors are high.
• Most patterns of engineered stones resemble natural stone, but with a consistent pattern, texture and color. Thus flooring or countertops have a uniform appearance.
• The hard, non-porous surface retains its polished lustre and does not need sealing treatment on the surface. It can also be cleaned and maintained with normal or soapy water.
• In addition to kitchen countertops, engineered stone products are suitable for shower and tub surrounds, vanity tops and other surfaces in wet areas, unlike porous stones, which can foster bacteria growth. They are therefore ideal for locations such as commercial buildings, canteens, hospital food service areas, etc.
• As they are man-made, these materials can be fabricated in large sizes, resulting in less joints and better aesthetics.