Engineered stone is versatile and easy to work with, but creates strong, attractive and durable surfaces that are both stylish and easy to maintain. It is generally manufactured from a combination of natural stone (usually quartz or bauxite ), resin binding agents and colour pigments, meaning it is lighter than concrete or natural stone. Engineered stone also features unique, one-off colours and patinations, and is more scratch and stain resistant than natural stone.
Engineered stone produces smooth surfaces that are durable and low maintenance, making it an ideal material for use in the kitchen and bathroom, yet it also has eye-catching patterns and textures that make it decorative and visually engaging as well.
A popular feature of engineered stone is that a custom kitchen bench or counter top of any dimensions can be crafted with invisible joins, creating a seamlessly elegant appearance that enhances any type of design concept.
Another desirable feature of engineered stone is that it’s available in a wide variety of colours and patinations, and so you have a huge range of options when it comes to complementing the other design features of your kitchen, bathroom and living spaces. Further new colours and patterns are also being introduced all the time.
Engineered stone is ideal for kitchens and bathrooms because it is non-porous, easy to keep clean, provides smooth hygienic surfaces, and is extremely robust and durable. It is also scratch and chip resistant, and has strong resistance to staining.
As well as bench tops, counter tops and kitchen islands, engineered stone is also a popular option for creating eye-catching yet low maintenance splashbacks. We can also fabricate custom dining room tables and coffee tables from engineered stone, as well as other bespoke furniture and fittings for the living and dining areas.
Engineered stone can also be used for a variety of bathroom features as it is durable and non-porous, as well as being resistant to stains, mould and mildew. We handcraft customised bathroom sinks and vanity units in engineered stone, and well as wall panels and shower recesses, where it can provide an attractive and robust alternative to tiles.
In commercial, retail and catering premises, the versatility of engineered stone means that it can be used to create one-off work surfaces, tables, furniture and bars for restaurants, hotels, cafés and shops.
Whatever your needs, StoneCrete can provide bespoke solutions and we will undertake the design of your custom kitchen or bathroom unit for you, or can fabricate pieces to your exact specifications.
We work with a number of different types of engineered stone, produced both locally and imported from overseas. These include: