Quartz is quickly becoming one of the most popular countertop surfaces among homeowners and designers. This beautiful man-made material, which consists of natural stone fused with polymer resins, is here to stay! It offers a number of positive features like consistent beauty, extreme durability, and almost no maintenance. Natural stone is unique, which means that each slab is different from the next. In contrast, quartz offers uniformity in terms of both color and pattern, so you can be sure that the countertop you select in the showroom is the same as the slab you will get. Quartz is one of the strongest surfaces available on the market. The engineered product resists stains, so it can combat spills and splashes from things like juice, coffee, oil, and more. It’s also scratch-, water-, and chip-resistant. One of the best reasons for selecting quartz is that it’s a non-porous surface. Because quartz doesn’t breed bacteria or other microorganisms, you can have peace of mind knowing that your hygienic countertop is a safe place for prepping food. Cleaning is a breeze with just some warm water, a soft sponge, and a bit of soap if needed. Another plus is that quartz countertops don’t need to be sealed, waxed, or re-polished, unlike other natural stone products. In fact, sealing quartz can actually ruin the look of the polish over time.