Epoxy granite or synthetic granite – artificial stone
Epoxy granite, also known as synthetic granite, is a mixture of epoxy and granite commonly used as an alternative material for machine tool bases. Epoxy granite is used instead of cast iron and steel for better vibration damping, longer tool life, and lower assembly cost ….
Synthetic solid surface countertops
Synthetic or manufactured solid surface countertops are made of man-made materials, most often acrylic, but also polyester resins, marble dust, and other pigments.
Pros: Non-porous, so it’s stain-, mildew-, and germ-resistant; strong and self-supporting, needs no plywood underlayment; easy to buff out scratches; can be installed seamless and made to imitate other high-end materials like marble and granite.
Cons: Vulnerable to heat, dents, and scratches; relatively expensive.
Solid Surface Countertop Manufacturing/Fabrication