Quartz is a kitchen countertop material that is, in fact, an engineered stone. This means it is manufactured, unlike natural stones like granite and marble. The quartz countertop contains about 93% quartz particles and the remaining percent are made of other minerals.
A lot of people think that the quartz countertop is man-made, but that’s not true. Quartz is a natural material, but the countertops made from this are engineered by man. Quartz is ground into dust, which is then combined with resins, polymers, and pigments. These materials result in a hard, durable countertop with an incredible design.
The creation of quartz provides a more adaptable alternative to natural stones that are hard to obtain. It is an incredibly hard material, the finished result a surface as hard as stone. It is, therefore, more resistant to wear and tear, as well as stain, and heat. This makes quartz an excellent option for busy kitchens.
- Comes in bright colors and patterns
- Need less maintenance
- Can be DIY installed
- Uniform slabs with no imperfections
- Stain, heat, and acid resistant
- Natural appearance
- Can be customized in any shape and size
- Corners and edges may chip, which needs expert help