SSC Countertops works with a number of products in three main categories: Quartz, Natural Stone, and Solid Surface.
Also referred to as several different names including Engineered Quartz and Engineered Stone, Quartz has become one of the most commonly used surfaces in residential kitchens over the past few years. This engineered product still consists of 93% natural stone, but it is resin that makes up the remainder of this product to fuse it together into slab form. Quartz is surprisingly more durable than most Natural Stone, as it is highly stain and bacteria resistant.
Common quarts brands that SSC fabricates and installs are Caesarstone, Silestone, Zodiaq, LG Viatera, Vicostone, and many others. If you have a product in mind that has not been listed, please contact us, as we are adding new products to our roster all of the time!
Solid Surface refers to a 100% acrylic surface which is commonly used in countertop application such as residential kitchens, restaurants, and hospitals. In addition to being completely non-porous, this product is also seamless (installation techniques allow for seam lines to be virtually invisible).
The different types of Natural Stones on the countertop market are endless, but the most common types that we work with are Granite, Marble, and Soapstone. SSC purchases slabs of Natural Stone from a number of local suppliers in Vancouver with slab galleries where you can view full slabs in person. Please contact us for a referral to one of our suppliers!
One of the newest additions to the engineered stone category, Dekton is an innovative ultra compact surface by Cosentino (makers of Silestone), made up of a sophisticated blend of raw materials. Dekton employs exclusive Sinterized Particle Technology, a high tech process which represents an accelerated version of metamorphic change that natural stone undergoes when subjected to high temperatures and pressure over thousands of years. The result is a product that is highly heat and scratch resistant as well as UV stable, making it ideal for applications such as BBQ tops and outdoor kitchens. Dekton's high resistance to heat also makes it perfect for fireplace applications.
For more information on Dekton, please contact us!