What’s the difference between granite/natural stone and quartz?

Granite and natural stones such as marble and soapstone are 100% natural materials that are quarried out of the ground, cut into blocks, then processed into slabs for fabrication. With all natural stones, what you see is what you get from Mother Nature. Stone variations and color can vary from slab to slab. Quartz, on the other hand, is a crystal that is mined out of the ground as opposed to quarried. Raw quartz crystals are then processed into aggregate for end-use products including countertop slabs. Quartz surfaces are produced from a man-made, engineered process, in a factory, using some form of resin binder or polymer with added colorants then formed under intense heat and pressure to create the final substrate.

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