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What do they mean by engineered stone for my countertop?

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Engineered stone countertops are remarkable products, offering the 'best of both worlds' regarding durability and aesthetics. They're made to look and feel like stone yet they possess enhancements that nature couldn't provide - namely, the durability and cleanliness that comes with a non-porous surface..

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It is quartz powder that is fused together at a very high heat. You can make it in patterns to look very much like granite, or other colors or patterns

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