"With engineered stone seams, how are the two pieces joined? With grout
between them as with tile?
If you're talking about materials like quartz countertops, they are
joined together with an epoxy that is similar to the material they are
Thanks. When the engineered stone is properly installed, should the seam
be perfectly smooth along its entire length and be almost unnoticeable?
The reason I'm asking is that my wife is interested in this sort of
countertop since ours dates from the 1960s and is made of some material
that absorbs stains like a sponge. The installation company we contacted
by phone is over an hour away from us (they do Silestone) and said they
couldn't send us a picture of a seam and couldn't send us any samples
that had been seamed. The seam would be in a fairly prominent place on
the countertop. I'm wondering if it's typical to put language in the
work order which would hold the installer to some quality standard
generally recognized in the industry?
I'll assume that you are talking about the product used to face houses.
First a wire mesh is attached to the house. Second, morter is parged over
it and then a stone, with more morter on the back, is stuck to it. That's
petty much it. You can add more between the stones for different effects.
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