It is made from one of the hardest minerals on Earth; quartz countertops are durable as granite for kitchen countertops. They come in a wide variety of colors, and some mimics the veining looks of granite or marble. But unlike granite slabs, these slabs are engineered in a factory. They use 93-95% natural quartz combined with polyester resins to bind it and color. The resins help make the counters stain and scratch resistant—and nonporous, therefore they never need to be sealed. Nowadays, there are many manufacturers/ brands to choose from which opens up a lot of choices.
Why choose quartz?
Unlike natural stone or wood, it never needs to be sealed. Just wipe with soapy water for daily cleaning. Stains can be removed with a gentle soap, and sponge. Avoid scouring pads, which can dull the surface and harsh chemicals because those can break down the bonds between the quartz and resins.
Resin binders make quartz counters nonporous therefore; stains, odor-causing bacteria, mold, and mildew can't penetrate the surface.
Comes with warranty.
Depending on which manufacturers, many offer 10-15 years warranty on their products.
These are some examples, more colors are available by visiting the brand's website
- Azuralan Azuralan
- Dolcevita Dolcevita
- Creekside Creekside
- Serra Serra
- Sparkling Black Sparkling Black
- St. Laurent St. Laurent
- Calacatta Gold Calacatta Gold
- Prisma Blue Capri Prisma Blue Capri
- Bianco Carrara Bianco Carrara
- Crema Borricino Crema Borricino
- Arabescato Verde Arabescato Verde
- Moka Green Moka Green