Made from one of the hardest minerals on earth, quartz countertops are arguably the most durable option for kitchens. They're also some of the most eye-catching. They come in a wide variety of colors, including fire-engine red and apple green, as well as earthy browns, blacks, and creams, with sparkles and veining for the look of granite or marble.
Quartz countertops are engineered to stand up to the rigors of today’s busy lifestyles, offering a scratch-resistant, stain-resistant surface that also resists mold and mildew, making it both durable and hygienic.
Unlike natural stone or wood, it never needs to be sealed. Just wipe with soapy water for daily upkeep. Surface stains can be removed with a gentle cleansing scrub. Avoid scouring pads, which can dull the surface, and harsh chemicals that could break down the bonds between the quartz and resins.
But unlike natural-stone slabs, which are mined, these slabs are engineered in a factory.