Quartz countertops are a manufactured product and can be very attractive. The manufacturing process allows a much wider range of colors than you will find in natural stones such as granite or marble. The appearance of the finished engineered stone is rich, even luxurious. The finish has a depth that can’t be produced with solid surface materials like Corian.
Quartz has the same durability as concrete and granite, but it is quite a bit more forgiving, so it won’t chip or crack as easily. Like other hard surface countertop materials, quartz is non-porous so it resists staining much better than granite and marble. It stands up to juice, oil, wine, tomato, coffee and other sources of stains in the kitchen. For cleanliness, a non-porous surface means that it will not harbor bacteria or viruses. You can always be confident that you are getting your quartz countertop absolutely clean.