"Quartz" by CHGD STAFF on February 19, 2011, 6:15 pm, in category General
This article will help answer some of the questions you may have about quartz countertop.

What is Quartz?
Quartz is a mineral and one of the most abundant on our planet.  For example, granite is one form of stone that's made up of several minerals, primarily quartz and feldspar.

So when it comes to countertops the quartz variety isn't "solid quartz", but rather, a combination of the quartz mineral and several other additives. Their makeup is about 93% quartz, with the
remainder made up by a resin binder and color additives.

Some manufacturers advertise their products as "natural quartz"; well, yes, it's natural. But remember that it's natural quartz that's combined with other materials that make up those "natural quartz" countertops. Quartz countertops are one form of engineered stone countertops. In other words, it is still man-made stone.