Quartz is a recently popularized material that is loved for its versatility, domestic manufacturing, and no maintenance. Quartz is an engineered slab composed of 93% crushed quartz and 7% resin. More durable and long-lasting than granite, quartz is one of the strongest materials in the world, making it a popular choice for kitchen countertops. Because quartz countertops are manufactured, it is available in an endless array of designs and colors. It is acid resistant, but susceptible to scratches and high heat. If placed outside, its color may fade. Engineered stone differs from natural stone because it is non-porous, non-absorbent, stain-resistant, is impervious to mold and bacteria growth, and is easy to clean.