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Common Use of Engineered Stone

Natural and engineered stone have been used for many years for a range of projects, many of which you have probably undertaken in your home. Engineered stone from Davis Stone is frequently used for construction and landscaping for both residential and commercial properties and comes in a variety of styles. Man-made stone is strong, durable, and easy to maintain, with a beautiful, consistent finish. If you are planning on remodeling part of your home, Davis Stone can provide you with the highest quality of natural and engineered stone, from granite to marble and quartz.

What is Engineered Stone?

Engineered stone is made using crushed stone elements, which are then bound together in order to create a composite material suitable for building. This is often made using a form of marble or quartz and comprises of roughly 95% natural stone.

Pros and Cons

Both natural and man-made stones are high-end materials and very popular choices for both residential and commercial properties. Choosing the right material for your project will be determined by a variety of factors, and the pros and cons of each should be taken into consideration.

Strength and durability

Both materials are very high quality and extremely durable. However, natural stone comes with natural fissures and divots that may make it more prone to cracking if not properly sealed. Engineered stone is heavier and tougher, making it nearly impossible to fracture or chip.

Maintenance

While natural and engineered stone are both easy to clean and maintain, man-made surfaces are less likely to stain since they are entirely non-porous.

Flaws and consistency

If you want to achieve a perfectly consistent look for your project, then engineered stone is your best option. It can be designed and manufactured to create a certain look, which can then be consistently replicated. However, not everyone favors this uniform appearance, so if you prefer one-of-a-kind pieces, then natural stone may be the best option for you.

Cost

Manufactured stone tends to be cheaper than natural stone, as well as easier and less expensive to install. You still achieve the look of natural stone, but at a fraction of the cost.

Residential and Commercial Uses

Davis Stone cover a variety of construction and landscaping installations, using manufactured stone for any remodeling projects you may need. This type of stone can be used both indoors and out, for residential and commercial properties. Engineered stone comes in various colors and styles, including Zodiac, Stile Stone, Cambria, Compac, Ceasarstone, and more. With so many different types to choose from, it is easy to find something that will perfectly compliment the look and feel of your home or commercial property.

Kitchen Countertops

The most common use of engineered stone is in kitchen countertops. Whether your want a brand new kitchen fitted in your home or an outdoor kitchen to entertain friends and family, engineered stone countertops will ensure your surfaces last a lifetime. The countertops for your kitchen need to be easy to wipe clean, able to withstand the use of sharp cooking implements on the stone every day, and appealing to the eye. With our selection of polished looking engineered stone, we can easily install functional and stylish surfaces to suit your needs.

Flooring

Our engineered stone can be cut into tiles, making it easier to lay flooring in your home with a sophisticated finish. We use a high-quality marble, and as it is made using engineered stone, it requires less maintenance and will last longer, even in commercial spaces, which have an increased footfall. At Davis Stone, we can create a custom tile to meet your needs and fit the measurements of your flooring.

Backsplashes

An engineer stone tile can also be used as a backsplash in your kitchen, to help keep your kitchen walls free from splashes and stains. Besides being used for practical reasons, stone tiling will also help you make a statement in your home.

Walls

Engineered stone such as marble is commonly used for indoor walls. Its low porosity makes it more resistance to mold and mildew, so it is ideally suited for both commercial and residential use, particularly in wet rooms..

Fireplaces

For a modern and sleek finish, use engineered stone to create your dream fireplace. They are designed to complement a variety of architectural styles, so can be made to suit your décor perfectly. From traditional to contemporary fireplaces, our sleek engineered stone will make the perfect impact. Due to the design variety, hardness, and durability, engineered stone is a popular choice for a variety of installations. Best used for walls, countertops, and backsplashes, it offers various benefits and a great deal of versatility. Have a project that needs engineered stone? Our stone fabricators are skilled craftsmen who can create almost anything you need in natural stone or engineered stone. Call us at Davis Stone (760) 745-7881. Serving San Diego and Southern California.

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