Engineered stone is a quartz based product mixed with resins to create a dense, non-porous material for kitchen or bathroom countertops that combines the look and feel of natural quartz with superior performance. An engineered stone kitchen or bathroom countertop requires little maintenance and offers greater heat, scratch and stain resistance than granite along with greater overall color consistency. Unlike granite, an engineered stone kitchen or bathroom countertop does not need to be sealed making it ideal for busy kitchens and bathrooms.
Pros: Heat, Scratch & Stain resistance, does not require sealing or maintenance, large color selection
Cons: expensive, visible seams, can chip at edges and corners