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.