Engineered Stone surfacing is maintenance-free and has become very popular as a surface for kitchen countertops, wet bars, bath vanities and shower walls. Engineered stone is strong and durable, and will not absorb food and liquids. However, durability is not its only selling point. Engineered stone comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns and can be made to mimic the look of granite or marble. Unlike natural stone slabs, engineered stone slabs are factory engineered in a lab from ground quartz and polyester resin. In some cases recycled glass or metal flecks are added to the resin to add light reflective sparkles. Because it is manufactured, engineered stone can be customized to fit your kitchen or bathroom design.