Engineered stone Vs natural stone

By Flux

I have been wanting to change things up in my kitchen. My wife and I own a home in Toronto and can’t seem to agree upon which type of stone to choose. She says that natural stone will look far more elegant and is similarly priced to engineered stone but I want engineered stone because I have heard it is more environmentally friendly and cost effective. Is this true? Is engineered stone the better choice or should I just let her have her way and go with the natural stone? 


By Interstone Marble and Granite Limited

Natural stone does have an elegant flair in kitchens and considerably adds value to your home. There are many granites that cost less than various engineered stones as well so keep that in mind.  Granite, however, is not that environmentally friendly because it changes the physical landscape permanently.   But as for engineered stone (quartz), the resins, coloring, chemicals, and fillers used alongside the crushed quartz in engineered surfaces may or may not be that environmentally friendly either.  Quartz is more eco-friendly than granite, but to what extent this is so varies.  The materials that make up quartz must also be mined.  You and your wife should try visiting Interstone Marble and Granite; we have a wide variety of both types of stone.  Incidentally, there are many granites that are actually less expensive than many quartzes.

Level 3 (XP: 950)
8 years ago
Wow, finally great advice by great people who know what they are talking about.
Level 7 (XP: 2750)
8 years ago
I never knew too much about the differences between engineered stone and natural stone. There are so many things to take into consideration apparently.