The primary ingredient is ground quartz (about 94 percent) one of the hardest minerals on earth, combined with polyester resins to bind it and pigments to give it color. For some designs, small amounts of recycled glass or metallic flecks are added. The resins bind all together and help against stains and scratches by making them nonporous, so they never need to be sealed.
Quartz countertops come in a wide range of colors, patterns, and tones making them a, versatile option for many interior design styles. Quartz countertop colors range from solid, monochromatic hues to boldly patterned designs with intricate movement and veining. Many popular quartz designs showcase neutral or earth tones and reflect the look of granite, marble, or other stones. Quartz colors can also be unique and vibrant, including reds, blues, greens, and gold. Some quartz designs incorporate shimmer and sparkle, with jewel-like particles.
Many quartz slabs look just like marble but do not have the maintenance issues one has with marble countertops. Marble scratches and stains easily, while quartz countertops resist scratching and stains. Marble countertops require frequent maintenance, but quartz countertops never need to be sealed or polished. Unlike marble quartz is nonabsorbent so staining liquids and harmful bacteria are never absorbed. In addition, acidic foods like lemon and tomatoes can cause the etching of marble countertops whereas with quartz countertops this does not happen. With quartz countertops, you can now have the much-desired natural marble look without maintenance issues.
Quartz slabs also come in different finishes, polished with a high shine to matte, offering you different options for your design. With so many options and benefits you will be delighted with all of your options.