Man made or engineered countertops are made from quartz crystals that are bonded with resin. The surface of engineered countertops won’t absorb liquids, making clean up easier and more effective. This is especially nice if you place raw vegetables, fish or meat on your counter… because engineered countertops are non-porous, bacteria cannot grow on this surface.
These countertops are durable and worry-free. Advances in sealers have made these stones easier to maintain than ever.
Because engineered stone is not a natural stone product, seams are required for any application that is longer/wider than the slab size. These seams are visible, but are often less noticeable than a typical granite seam – where the seams may show changes in pattern and shade.
If you want a countertop that will last, is very low maintenance, with a uniform look, an engineered stone countertop may be your best choice.