Engineered stone countertops are made from a combination of quartz crystals, resin binders, and pigments. Quartz is one of the hardest natural substances on earth, and it makes engineered stone countertops very resistant to cutting, scratching, chipping, and breaking. The nonporous property of quartz makes them extremely durable and easy to maintain.|
Engineered stone countertops may have the ability to resist cuts and scratches, but it is still advisable to use cutting boards over the surface while chopping, slicing, or preparing food. Cutting directly on the surface of engineered stone countertops would not really hurt the surface, but it would damage the sealer. Broken sealers can negatively affect the ability of engineered stone countertops to resist water and stains.
Tips on how to prevent cuts and scratches on engineered stone countertops
Listed below are some tips on how to maintain the luster of your engineered stone countertops and prevent them from getting scratches and cuts:
Avoid using the surface of your engineered stone countertop as a cutting or chopping board when preparing food. Use appropriate kitchen devices like a wooden chopping board.
Although small knives and other sharp, pointed objects cannot cut or scratch your countertop surface, it is still best to keep them in their proper place when not in use. Also, keep technologically advanced cutting devices away from your countertop because they are so sharp they can damage even the hardest and most durable countertop.
Do not slide pointed and abrasive items across your engineered stone countertop.
Make it a habit to use a place mat or other protective accessories over your countertop when handling heavy-duty and sturdy earthenware, ceramics, and other rough-bottomed utensils. They can scratch the surface of your engineered stone countertop.
When cleaning, do not use steel wool or scouring pads on your engineered stone countertop surface.
How are engineered stone countertops cut?
Below is a list of technologically advanced cutting devices and systems that are used to cut your engineered stone countertop. The best manufacturers use them to give you a perfectly-finished engineered stone top.
Ecocutter. The Ecocutter is made by AlphaÂ®. This advanced fry cutting system is designed to cut tiles made from any kind of material including natural stones and porcelain. The Ecocutter can cut tiles and surfaces cleanly and fast. It does not use water, making the procedure clean and simple.
AWS-125. The AWS-125 wet stone cutter is used for cutting tiles, stone, and glass products. This cutting system can give straight cuts, and they are perfect for the quality installation and fabrication of such materials. Equipped with powerful and technologically advanced features, the AWS-125 has the sharpness and durability to cut through the toughest materials like engineered stone and porcelain.