When it comes to purchasing your dream kitchen or bathroom countertops, your mind might wander to the usual marble or granite options. In recent years, however, engineered stone has taken its turn in garnering market share, and your options are now varied to include man-made designs like Silestone, Ceaser Stone, Ice Stone, Cambria and Zodiaq. At Rock Fin Countertops, we’re prepared with what ever style and design you come up with!
Silestone countertop installation, Katy
Some homeowners want their countertops to be marble, granite, soapstone etc. for the sake of saying they have it. If you juggle a household full and you’re constantly on the go, engineered stone countertops can be described as user-friendly. If your household is a bit of a zoo, the Silestone option is non-porous, therefore requiring less maintenance (Natural stone is known for its constant oiling, warm-water washing and keeping an eagle eye out for drinks that aren’t on coasters).
What are engineered countertops?
Engineered stone is primarily made of quartz, which is a factory-made material derived from mineral dust. Quartz is in fact the major filler, although glass, mirrors, metals and shells can be used as well. When it comes to the cost factor, Silestone can actually be in the same mid to high price range as natural stone, depending on the level of customization. The real difference is the engineered stone’s lower maintenance factor in the long run. At RockFin Coutertops, we offer a variety of the stone on the market.
Silestone countertops in Katy
This stone is a compound made of natural quartz, so it’s extremely hard and resilient, making it a perfect choice for those kitchen and bathroom countertops that need to resist little ones’ banging, scratching spilling and the other expected mêlée around the home. Quartz is normally white or transparent, but silestone now comes in different color shades. A bonus is that Silestone Leather, inspired by the matte feel of leather, is now a new texture option.
Engineered stone, Katy
If you’re curious about Silestone countertops or any other of our engineered stone options, please contact us at (713) 460-4441 for more information about what will work best in your home and fit your lifestyle.