Quartz Countertops Toronto
The main component in engineered quartz is natural quartz, the second-most-abundant mineral in the Earth’s continental crust and one of the hardest, only being surpassed by topaz, sapphires and diamonds on Moh’s Hardness Scale. There are many varieties of natural quartz, some are even semi-precious gemstones, which have been used since antiquity for making jewellery and carvings. Today, engineered quartz is continued to be valued for its durability, versatility, easy maintenance and aesthetic appeal, making it a choice material for countertops in any kitchen, modern or traditional.
When used for countertops it is an engineered stone, meaning it’s a man-made combination of crushed quartz and resin. This allows for a degree of control in uniformity, colour and design unmatched in natural mined stone such as granite and marble.