Over the last 10 years, quartz countertops have exploded in popularity. Although some quartz countertops are actually made of quarried slabs of the natural stone, the new engineered material is created through a manufacturing process that mixes approximately 95 percent ground natural quartz with 5 percent polymer resins, resulting in a super-hard, low-maintenance, natural stone-look. Since quartz is engineered, it shares much of the same appeal of natural stones while having much more consistency.
Quartz has several benefits over many natural stones like granite and marble. A major difference is that it is maintenance free, meaning that it does not have to be re-sealed. Quartz is one of the most reliable, versatile, and beautiful surfaces available. It is heat resistant, scratch resistant, and stain resistant.