Natural stone crystals are ground and blended together and then heated to create a solid surface. Engineered stone slabs can be designed and replicated to achieve a specific and consistent look. However, engineered stone is harder and heavier than granite and almost impossible to chip or fracture. Their promotional efforts, including print advertising and brochures, are very careful not to mention they are man-made. The latest colors/particulates/brands are no way obviously less expensive than natural stone. Other tests showed it can also be damaged by a knife, something that does not happen with granite.

Nowadays, granite is a popular choice for high-end projects that require both durability and style. Granite is a type of natural stone that is formed when molten rock is forced between other layers deep in the earth’s crust. Each piece of granite is a unique slice of nature, so slabs may vary in color, thickness and pattern. But because they have a uniform appearance, they may lack the unique color and pattern variations that granite offers.

Granite tends to be more porous and can stain, especially if acids, coloring agents or oils are involved. I have granite countertops & really love it but would like some information on a man made granite countertop which obviously would be less expensive.

Even after 24 hours the man-made stone was easy to clean with a few wipes with a wet sponge, but the granite, especially on the unsealed side, stained badly.











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Natural stone crystals are ground and blended together and then heated to create a solid surface. Engineered stone slabs can be designed and replicated to achieve a specific and consistent look. However, engineered stone is harder and heavier than granite and almost impossible to chip or...