Quartz

Quartz is a blend of natural and man-made material that results in an easy to care counter top. More than 93% of the 122窶 x 60窶 slab is natural quartz crystals, one of the hardest minerals found in nature. Quartz is available in a large selection of consistent colors and patterns, eleven of which contain pre-consumer recycled content. Quartz Kitchen Counter tops

Pros:

窶「 Wide range of colors
窶「 Scratch resistant surface
窶「 Easy to maintain – no sealing needed
窶「 Large slabs allow for more coverage and fewer seams

Cons:

窶「 Best-suited for interior use. Not recommended for exterior use because UV light can damage the appearance and color.