quartz

Natural Quartzite and Engineered Quartz: What’s the Difference?

by | Dec 6, 2019 | Educate

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

by | Nov 6, 2019 | Educate

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.

Granite vs. Engineered Quartz for Your Kitchen Countertop

by | Jul 31, 2019 | Educate

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.

Do Engineered Quartz Countertops Stain?

by | Jun 28, 2019 | Educate

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.

Sifting Through the Confusion about Manmade Quartz Surfaces

by | May 21, 2019 | Educate

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.

5 Reasons to Choose Real Marble for Your Countertops

by | May 29, 2018 | Educate, Inspire

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.

Why I Use Natural Stone: A Conversation with Vinny Tavares

by | Sep 5, 2017 | Inspire

Read why Vinny Tavares, owner and founder of Aria Stone Gallery, uses natural stone over engineered quartz. Is quartz a natural stone or artificial?

Granite vs. Quartz Surfacing

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Countertop Comparisons, Educate

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.

Romancing the Stone: In Search of the Perfect Kitchen Countertop

by | Mar 22, 2016 | Educate

How to choose the perfect natural stone slab for your project.