A quartz surface is made by combining quartz crystals with polymers and resins, then formed under intense heat and pressure to produce a hard and durable surface. Since quartz surfacing is manmade, this allows for flexibility and control with styles, colors, and patterns during manufacturing.

Once the manufacturing process is complete, quartz surfaces are not much different from a quarried natural stone. Quartz products such as MetroQuartz, PentalQuartz, Silestone, Caesarstone, and HanStone are simply other product offerings to choose from, offering different patterns, textures, color choices, styles, and pricing. Quartz surfaces are typically priced similar to a “mid-range” granite.


  • Many choices and styles
  • Exquisite beauty and characteristics
  • Permanent and substantial appearance
  • Extremely hard and durable
  • Use for a wide variety of applications and décor
  • Scratch-resistant
  • Simple cleaning requires only Firstline Daily Cleaner
  • Non-porous
  • Various price categories, including less expensive product lines
  • Appearance and color will never change or deteriorate
  • Increases home value
  • Very desirable to homebuyers
  • Can’t be used for outdoor applications
  • Won’t fade in direct sunlight indoors but will outdoors


  • Can be expensive
  • Heavy – may need to reinforce cabinetry
  • Damage might not be repairable
  • Can be damaged with excessive heat

Caring for your Quartz.

  • Warm water and mild soap, or Firstline Cleaner
  • Beware of potential chipping around corners and edges


Sealing Needed:
Light colors might need sealer
Polishing Needed:
Very scratch resistant
Stain Resistance:
Heat Resistance:
Moderate only
Scratch Resistance:
Bacteria Resistance:
Mold/Mildew Resistance:
Impact Resistance:
Chemical Resistance:
Not porous
Fabrication Versatility:
Visible Seams:
Yes, consult with fabricator
90% natural 10% resins
Quartz from the Artisan Stone Collection carries a Residential Lifetime Warranty including stain protection and craftsmanship.