Engineered Stone - Quartz description
Engineered stone is a composite man made material comprising rock and resin. It is used primarily for countertop surfaces.
Engineered stone products are gaining in popularity and are sometimes preferred over granite products because engineered stone requires less maintenance and has better resistance to stains and bacterial contamination.
All products currently on the market are manufactured using the same equipment and process. Breton S.P.A, a privately held company of Treviso Italy, is the supplier of equipment for making engineered stone. A mixture of 93% quartzz and 7% polyester resin is pressed into slabs (or larger blocks) using Breton's "vibrocompression vacuum process".
The brands that CMC is authorized to fabricate include: Zodiaq®, Hanstone, Ceasarstone, Cambria, Technistone, Silestone, Viatera and Staron. Please check our links page to find more information on these individual products.