Caesarstone, Silestone, IceStone…all brand names of engineered stone commonly used for countertops and other surfaces. Sometimes these can cost more than real stone, but why? Engineered stone is crushed stone or quartz that are held together with an adhesive — usually a resin or a cement mix. Convincingly engineered stone looks like a natural stone but can resist staining, and is strong and durable. It is heat-resistant and easy to maintain.
One might select an engineered stone over a real stone because maintenance is lower and the custom, wide range of colors, patterns and stone type available is wide and plentifully available. Engineered stone can mimic marble, granite and other stones. One can find them not only for kitchen countertops but also for pavers and building veneers.