Engineered quartz is sometimes marketed as a sustainable, natural material because of the quartz in it. However, as the process of manufacturing engineered quartz depicted demonstrates, that is not the case.
Engineered quartz and natural quartzite are both popular choices for countertops, backsplashes, bathrooms, and more. Here’s a quick and handy reference for understanding where they come from, what they’re made of, and how they differ.
Got Data? Testing the Performance of Granite, Engineered Quartz, Concrete, and Sintered Countertop Surfaces
It can be difficult to find reliable information about the practical properties of different types of countertop surfaces. In a quest to bring more data-driven information to the countertop industry, this article offers side-by-side performance testing of four categories of materials.
Thought should be given to countertop material’s durability, maintenance, sustainability, and cost. Let’s take a comparative look at some of these issues before making a decision.
Many people are curious about the differences between natural stone and manufactured surfaces, and my approach is always the same: be wary of marketing claims, learn as much as you can, understand the properties, and be informed.
Is quartz natural stone? Our geologist analyzed samples from several different quartz manufacturers. Sort fact from fiction using real scientific data to prove performance statistics.
You’re facing the same conundrum that so many marble-loving home owners have wrestled with: you love real marble, but is it really worth the care and maintenance? Read this before you choose artificial or fake marble for your home.
Read why Vinny Tavares, owner and founder of Aria Stone Gallery, uses natural stone over engineered quartz. Is quartz a natural stone or artificial?
Quartz countertops are a big trend in today’s market. Brands such as Caesarstone, Silestone and Zodiaq are readily available in a large variety of colors.
How to choose the perfect natural stone slab for your project.