Engineered or manmade stone is a composite material comprising rock (quartz) and a resin compound. Quartz is one of the earth’s hardest, most resistant, and abundant minerals. It is one of nature’s strongest and rates a seven on the Mohs scale of hardness, on which marble comes in at 3-4. It has a flexural strength more than three times harder than granite and its impact resistance is double that of granite.
Manmade stones are the latest entry into the benchtop market. Formed under huge pressure they are very strong and provide a hard, attractive and durable work surface. They are gaining in popularity and are often preferred over granite products because they require less maintenance and have better resistance to stains and bacterial contamination. If you love a surface which is scratch resistant, heat resistant, and stain resistant, you will love engineered stone.
As most engineered stone sheet sizes are 3000mm in length (or 3200 if it's a Eurostone Jumbo sheet) you will see a join if your benchtop surface is longer than that, or where there is a return.
We are proud to display the following range of engineered stone products in our showroom, come in and see us!
Eurostone is the result of cutting-edge technological development.
The unrivalled versatility, scratch resistance, aesthetic performance, hygienic quality and easy maintenance of Eurostone® has won the trust of architects and designers worldwide.
Produced using 94% crushed quartz, Eurostone® is designed with you and your needs in mind. Many features make this the perfect choice:
See and feel the difference for yourself by requesting up to four free Eurostone® samples couriered to your door to help you make your choice quickly and easily. To view our colour range click here.
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Prime Stone is a high quality engineered quartz stone surface which is highly durable so you can be confident it will face up to your daily lifestyle.
This surface can used for kitchen bench tops, vanities, laundries and commercial furniture. Prime Stone offers you a collection of 12 fashion colours developed with New Zealand’s lifestyle in mind and will co-ordinate with your Prime Melamine, Prime Veneer or Dezignatek Cabinetry. Prime Stone also comes in a ‘Jumbo’ 3200x1600m sheet size. This offers you great design flexibility with highly efficient material usage.
The Prime Stone range imparts a tasteful designer surface for your commercial or residential project.
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