In short, quartz is engineered or manmade stone.
The stone is made from several raw materials organized by the manufacturer. To create different patterns and colors, they use a combination of processes including mixing, vacuuming, pressing, heating, curing and polishing among others.
Raw material consists of a variety of natural quartz sand, quartz powder, pigments, resin and other materials.
The advantages of engineered stone is durability, color consistency, scratch resistance, stain resistance and its non-absorption properties.
What are the disadvantages of engineered stone?
Compared to natural stone, engineered stone does not have rich colors.
A question most commonly asked is what the difference between quartz and natural stone is.
When you hear the term granite, marble, quartzite, soapstone, etc. It refers to natural natural stone.
Natural stone comes is directly from the the Earth and is mined, cut and polished / finished.
The density of natural stone varies between stone types, where it is mined and colors. Most Brazilian stone have a high density which makes them more desirable.
The advantages of natural stone is that it is a product of nature and very unique and it is also very durable.
What are the disadvantages of natural stone?
Natural stone varies greatly in color, pinholes or pits and can be more fragile than quartz.