What exactly is a resinated stone?
Our answer on this matter:
About 10 years ago, most manufacturers of stone slabs, mostly in Brazil, started to resinate natural stone slabs. That means that after the slabs are cut and grinded to dimension, the slabs are put on a vacuum table and coated with a layer of epoxy resin. Therefore, imperfections, natural cavities, hairline fissures, and fractures of any kind, are filled with epoxy. After that, the stone gets its final polish, which in an ideal case removes over 99% of the applied epoxy resin. The result is a stronger stone with a very uniform, highly polished surface.
Are resinated stones a good or bad thing to have?
Our opinion on this matter:
Volar Design is still undecided on this matter.
On the one hand side, if done right, the strength and durability of the stone are improved and it is possible to process stones now, which would have been impossible 20 years ago.
On the other hand, it opens new doors for greed, selling low-