This week's blog post is a follow up to last week's article on the top kitchen trends of 2023. If you haven't had a chance to go read that article yet.. what are you waiting for?! Go check it out! One of the top trends mentioned last week was using Sintered Stone for kitchen countertops. So this week, we are going to explore this amazing new countertop a little bit more. You never know... it might even inspire you to do a kitchen makeover!
What even is Sintered Stone? It's is a high tech, high quality, lab made stone. Natural stones, such as marble or granite, are formed deep in the earth over a long period of time. Scientists have mimicked that natural process in the lab process in the lab to form Sintered Stone. Only the highest quality mineral and stone products are put into Sintered Stone. This ensures high quality texture and color. This process also reduces the production time from thousands of years to just a few hours. The best news is it's nearly impossible to tell the difference between Sintered Stone and real stone counters, such as Granite. Amazing right?!
Apart from appearance, quality & durability is also important when selecting a kitchen counter. Think of all that our counter tops are used for. Arguably one of the most utilized surfaces in the home. Rest assured homeowners that Sintered Stone can stand up to the "heat" in the kitchen! This stone is waterproof, stainproof, easy to clean, not affected by heat or cold, and weatherproof. It is also non-porous, which makes it hygienic for the kitchen and also means you don't have to seal it. It also can't be scratched!
The ultimate question is how does this stone stack up against the most popular options- Quartz and Granite? While the most expensive option, Sintered Stone really blows away the competition. You can select your ideal color (which isn't always possible with natural), it's non-porous, versatile for indoor or outdoor, scratch resistant and waterproof!