Our engineered stone countertops have the look and feel of natural stone. The companies that produce these products use real stone material in the manufacturing process. Quartz is the primary stone ingredient, but the producer will also incorporate pieces of marble, granite and glass to create different patterns. They grind the stone mixture into dust and combine it with a polymer seal. The final product has a smooth, durable surface.
While the countertops may look like natural stone, they have some advantages over marble and granite. The quartz product is self-sealing. It does not require an extra coating for stain resistance. Because it is a uniform surface, there are no pits or crevices where bacteria can grow and dust can gather.