Quartz countertops are man-made engineered "stone" countertops formed by combining Approx. 90 to 93% ground quartz (a natural hard mineral) with 7-10% resins, polymers, and pigments, (By weight) This forms a hard granite-like surface. The appearance depends on how the quartz is ground: coarsely ground quartz produces a flecked appearance, while finely ground quartz produces a smooth look. Italian company Breton owns the patent to manufacture solid surfaces from quartz and resins. Most all other companies use that patent for their own brand of quartz counter tops.
At Elegant Creations we use HanStone, Q Quartz, Zeal, Vicostone, TAB, Difiniti, and SileStone quartz brands. Most other Brands are available on request.