Although this material is known on the market as "Quartz", the technical name is actually Engineered Stone, which gives you a better idea of what it is.
Unlike natural stone countertops that are cut from pure Granite and Marble, Quartz counters are made from quartz crystals held together with a resin binder. They have a similar appearance to natural stone, but they possess benefits not available with natural materials.
The quartz material is compressed into slabs that most of the time would have similar color and texture to natural stone. One difference you’ll notice is that the color is more uniform than the variations in hue you’ll find in most slabs of natural stone.
The finished material is very hard – nearly as hard as granite. The surfaces are resistant to scratches and cuts, though it’s still recommended you use a cutting board on top of them. The surface of quartz countertops won’t absorb liquids, making clean up easier and more effective.
Quartz kitchen counters come in a wonderful array of colors and styles, so you’ll certainly find several that will go very well in your kitchen remodeling plans.
Below are the 12 different brands of Quartz that CityRock currently offers: