What are the alternatives to granite worktops and to marble worktops? Engineered stone is one of the kinds of worktops that can make a great investment. Engineered or manmade stone may offer more flexibility than other kinds of stone. The additives put into engineered stone include polymers and resins that help the stone to bend under great weights, for example. They may also be more resistant to scratching because of the constituents. There are a variety of resins that can be applied to stone to enable these worktops to be […]
Despite the recession, marble and granite worktops are still a popular choice for many homeowners and businesses. Considered a luxury feature, since luxury hotels around the world but proudly boast of their marble and granite worktops, tiles and other fittings. However, after you have installed granite, sometimes through normal wear and tear, it can become quite dull. In other words, not as striking as the day it was first installed. All is not lost as it is possible to polish granite worktops and restore them to their former glory.
An engineered stone, Dekton is the product of modern technological developments. It is made from quartz, one of the toughest natural materials, and subject to a process which would destroy most substances yet which transforms an already impressive natural stone into something truly beautiful and incredibly practical. How is Dekton made? A new high-tech process called sinterized particle technology mimics the extreme heat and pressure found in the earth’s crust. As a result, natural quartz particles are recombined to create an extremely tough and durable surface. In just a few […]