Thickness and Weight of Engineered Stone Countertops
Engineered stone countertops are made of quartz fragments, but they offer the visual depth and appearance of actual granite. They are available in a diverse range of colors, shading, and patterns. They are exceptionally durable, nonporous, scratch- and heat-resistant, and are easy to maintain because they do not require annual sealing.|
While engineered stone countertops come in a variety of colors and patterns, their weight and thickness are the same for all brands and colors. They can weigh up to 180 pounds per cubic foot or up to 22.5 pounds per square foot, and they are as heavy as granite countertops. The thickness of engineered stone countertops is available only in one size-- one and a quarter of an inch thick. This does not pose a problem because it is the most common thickness of any kitchen countertop material. However, there are other countertop materials that come in different thicknesses. Natural stone can come in ¾-inch thick slabs and one-inch thick slabs.
The weight and thickness of engineered stone countertops do not affect their ability to be securely attached and easily installed on surfaces in any way. They can easily be attached to a surface using epoxy alone. They also do not require annual sealing, unlike other types of countertops. Their thickness and weight add to their durability and sturdiness.
Engineered stone countertops are slightly less expensive than granite countertops. They cost anywhere from $50 to $100 per square foot, depending on the brand, color, and pattern.
Manufacturers and leading brands of engineered stone countertops
Listed below are some of the leading manufacturers and brands of engineered stone countertops and the dimensions of the countertops they sell:
1.Silestone custom countertops. This company sells engineered stone countertops in contemporary and traditional style. Silestone engineered stone countertops are one and a half inches thick. They feature ogee edge designs and backsplashes.
2.CaesarStone countertops. Available in apron front, beveled, bullnose, layered, and ogee edge designs, CaesarStone engineered stone countertops feature commercial, contemporary, and traditional styles. Their dimensions are 122 inches in length, 53 to 56 inches in width, and three-fourth-inch to one and one-fourth inches in thickness.
3.Zodiaq countertops. Available in country, contemporary, hip, and traditional styles, Zodiaq engineered stone countertops feature bullnose edge designs, backsplashes, integral sinks, and undermount cutouts. They come in one to one and one-half-inch thick slabs.
4.Clanfield kitchen countertops. Clanfield's contemporary engineered stone kitchen countertops feature bullnose edge designs and blue polish. They come in slabs that measure four feet long, four feet wide, and one-half-inch thick.
5.Seastone countertops. Seastone engineered stone countertops feature contemporary and country styles. They come in slabs with a thickness of one and one-half inches.