Engineered stone countertops are also called ‘quartz’ because quartz is 93% of the content. Engineered stone looks and feels much like natural stone, but it can comes in colors and shades not found in granite. The rich hues expand a designer’s pallet and make stunning kitchens, baths, and public spaces.
Quartz particles are bound with polymer resin. The composite materials are heated, put under vacuum, and then vibrated to extract air pockets. The slabs then cure under intense pressure, much the way as granite is formed.
The advantage of engineered stone is that it is not porous. It doesn’t stain, never requires sealing, and it is impervious to things that affect granite. There are no faults, so quartz countertops do not snap or crack in circumstances where granite may fail.
Hyvāco offers Zodiaq, Silestone, Caesarstone, HanStone, and Cambria quartz.