Why is quartz sold as a stone product if it’s man made?
Quartz falls into the same category as a stone surface because quartz surfaces are manufactured using at least 90 to 95% quartz aggregate in their composition. Quartz surfaces have advantages. Because quartz countertops are man made, this allows total flexibility and control with styles, colors and patterns during manufacturing giving consistent colors and patterns from production process to production process. Once the manufacturing process is complete, quartz surfaces are not much different from a quarried natural stone. Controlled manufacturing also gives quartz surfacing the advantage of being extremely hard, durable and non porous, and some quartz products feature built-in antimicrobial protection. In addition, because quartz is very hard and non porous, sealing is not required.