In the last few years quartz has eclipsed granite as the leading choice in surfacing material due to its increased durability, low maintenance and 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.