5 Benefits of Engineered Granite

Is your kitchen looking drab? Are your counters not holding up to the wear and tear of everyday life? Want the ability to place hot pots and pans directly on your countertops? If so, it may be time to update your kitchen countertops to granite. Granite offers durability and a sleek look that cannot be rivaled.

Durability

Even better than natural granite is engineered granite. These countertops are manufactured from quartz, granite and stone; offering the most resilient kitchen surface available. Granite is a beautiful surface, but unfortunately, natural granite is porous and can stain and lose its luster over time. Engineered granite offers a more durable surface that will maintain its beauty for years. Many come with lifetime warranties and are maintenance free; offering the beauty without the hassle of natural granite.

One Day Installation

Engineered granite countertops use your existing countertops as a base, so there is no need for the removal of old materials. There is also the ability to install without any mess, and no time is wasted on tearing out old counters, enabling a hasty one day installation process.

Eco-Friendly

Installing engineered granite is “thinking green” on many levels. Firstly, the old countertops are not removed and taken to a landfill but used as a base for the engineered granite. Second, due to the use of quartz, granite and stone materials that may not be used otherwise; these countertops reduce the time and energy waste of transporting and excavating these materials from the mining site.

Low Maintenance

Engineered granite offers the same look and appeal of regular granite while being able to outperform natural granite. These countertops are resistant to wear; from scratches and stains to chemicals, heat and frost. They are non-porous so they do not absorb any liquids. There is a greater durability offered in more than 50 color types.

Efficient, Modern Materials

Engineered granite is manufactured from ground stone, usually using quartz and marble. Also known as engineered stone or agglomerate, these materials contain a binder, usually polymer resin. However, these engineered stone products can come with a variety of binders; including cement mix and geopolymers. The quartz based product is primarily used for kitchen countertops while marble based materials are used for indoor floors and walls.

Final Thoughts

Upgrading your kitchen can be a tedious process; but with the benefits of engineered granite, the strain can be eased. Enjoy the luxury of a one day kitchen countertop installation and the no-mess process left in your home. You can rest easy knowing these products are under a lifetime warranty and will require low-maintenance. And calm your conscience knowing you are saving materials from the landfills while improving the quality of your home.

Espana Gomez is an author of this blog. Recently she works as an interior design assistant in her town. She loves daydreaming about beautiful homes and interior decor.