Marble/granite has naturally formed artistic veins, with hardness of 4-6 (Moh’s), fairly high in scratch, heat and impact resistance, low entry level in mining, therefore these are currently the most commonly used decorative stones.
When compare to engineered quartz stone. This material is compressed and formed under vacuum condition by mixture of natural quartz stone, polyester resin and other additives such as colour pigments.
The major component (93%) is the crystallized quartz stone which is the third most commonly existing element and third hardest material found in natural after the expensive diamond and sapphire, with Moh’s hardness 7-8 and outstanding physical & chemical properties, all makes the engineered product affordable and durable. It is extremely strong in Heat/Scratch/Impact/Stain/Chemicals resistant compare to other stones, and also high in range of colour options like nature stone.
With all these advantages we can conclude that the engineered quartz stone surfaces is designed & built to avoid all the limitations of other stone materials in decorative use. It is also a healthy & environmental friendly product contains zero radiation not like natural granite, and low in maintenance after installation at home.
Therefore it is the perfect material to replace natural stone for both residential & commercial decorating projects. E.g. kitchen table, kitchen countertops, vanity tops, backsplash etc.