This is the most beautiful quality reconstituted stone on the market. It is so versatile, you can even put it on vertical surfaces, in lieu of tiles...imagine, no grout lines in your shower recess. Fair price for the quality. The ladies in the show room are not only helpful, they have an excellent eye for design and good taste in colour too. Generous with samples. So, it's not just used for kitchen bench tops. It's Italian so the quality is top drawer. They also sell it in tiles for use in bathrooms or any room of your house. I can't think of anything negative to say. The advice they give is free, you pay the stone installer for the product and the service, though check that this is still how it is done, and maybe it's different if you're using a builder as part of a bigger renovation. Very very happy with the experience and no chips in any of my bench tops years later.