In the last few years, quartz has eclipsed granite as the leading choice in surfacing material due to its increased durability, low maintenance and a wide array of consistent color options. This material is comprised of more than a 90% blend of natural quartz, with less than 10% of polyester resin in each slab.
Quartz offers several attractive benefits. It is non-porous, so the material will not harbor bacteria and is stain resistant. It is a very dense material, which makes it impact and scratch resistant. Quartz materials are offered in a variety of colors and patterns, some of which look like natural granite, marble, limestone or concrete. Most manufacturers carry a minimum ten-year warranty for their quartz products.