Marble is softer and more porous than granite and engineered stone so extra care should be used when selecting marble for use as kitchen countertops.
What is engineered marble top.
The dust is combined with liquid polyester resin to create the cultured marble vanity top.
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The application of these products depends on the original stone used.
Marble is one of the most commonly used materials for kitchen worktops vanity tops and other applications that require beautiful and long lasting surfaces such as flooring and wall cladding in london.
They have a similar appearance to natural stone but they possess benefits not.
Unlike natural stone countertops that are cut from pure granite marble or sandstone engineered stone counters are made from quartz crystals held together with a resin binder.
For engineered marbles the most common application is indoor flooring.
Cultured marble cultured marble is a slightly dated blanket term for manufactured marble granite and onyx.
In fact dust from real natural marble is used in the manufacturing process of cultured marble and actually makes up about 75 of the finished product.
Although heat resistant its surface is more susceptible to scratching and staining by many foods including vinegar mustard catsup citrus wine and other household materials.
This material is often referred to in the industry as quartz but the name engineered stone gives you a better idea of what it is.
Although many people believe cultured marble is completely synthetic material this is not true.
Beauty and affordablity make engineered marble an excellent choice.
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Engineered stone is a composite material made of crushed stone bound together by an adhesive most commonly polymer resin with some newer versions using cement mix this category includes engineered quartz polymer concrete and engineered marble stone.
Overall as an industry we are trying to get away from the term cultured marble.
While a large number of homeowners prefer natural marble such as carrara marble worktop others prefer their engineered counterparts such as silestone dekton compac quartz and neolith.
Engineered marble is green material which helps our environment and is not a petroleum rich material such as cultured marble.
Artificial marble commonly known as cultured marble provides the look and feel of real marble without the extra cost and hassle.