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63. Counter Selection - Engineered Stone (Quartz)

Made from approximately 90% crushed quartz and 10% resin, engineered stone is a popular option that comes in many different finishes. Replications are highly accurate and look like real stone. Solid colours are also available.

It has made granite almost redundant as there is no need to quarry, there are a wider range of finishes and its more stain and scratch resistant.

The most common brands are Caesarstone and Smartstone.

Scratch / Chip: ★★★★
Heat: ★★★
Stain: ★★★★
Clean: ★★★★
Repair:★★★
Cost: $$-$$$

Quality varies between products. The ratings above are an indicative and general method for comparing materials with one another.

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