If you are looking to get the biggest bang for your kitchen remodeling, a quartz countertop is a winning bet. Quartz is an engineered material that is both heat- and stain-resistant making it a perfect choice for busy cooking spaces. Its manufacturing process involves combining around 95 percent ground quartz, which is one of the hardest minerals on the planet, combined with polyester resins to bind it and pigments to give it color. For some designs, small amounts of recycled glass or metallic flecks are added to the mix. The resins also help make these counters stain and scratch-resistant and nonporous, so they never need to be sealed. The finished result is an incredibly durable stone-like surface that can stand up to daily wear and tear. Just as convenient, the engineered material does not require sealing like natural stone surfaces such as marble or granite.
When it comes to looks, quartz countertops are available in a wide range of colors and even better, stone-like patterns that seriously look and feel like the real thing.