Over the next several weeks we are going to be covering the different surface materials to use in your contracting projects. So the question remains, which surfacing material is right to recommend to your clients? To help you out in discovering the answer to this question, we will be exploring different surfacing materials each week explaining what they are and their advantages and disadvantages. We hope that in doing so we help you get that much closer to discovering the surfacing material that is right for your project.

Read below to find out all about Quartz!

Quartz - What Is It?

The properties of Quartz are what make it such a hard material and it is about 95 percent natural. These same properties also make it extremely durable. Quartz mineral composition allows it to occur in virtually every color. The most common colors are clear, white, gray, purple, yellow, brown, black, pink, green, red.

What Are The Advantages Of Using Quartz?


Quartz is one of the most durable stones on the market. Having this durability means it doesn’t scratch easily.

Cost Effectiveness

The cost of a slab of Quartz depends on the quality of stone and the brand that you buy. Prices for this material range from low quality to high quality depending on how much you are wanting to spend.

Easy To Clean

Quartz is a relatively low-maintenance stone, but that doesn’t mean that you can completely neglect it. If you spill something, clean it up as soon as you can. Yes. Quartz is stain-resistant, but it can develop stains if they are left on the counter long enough. Avoid any harsh materials while cleaning. It is better to use warm, soapy water. On the flip side, Quartz can’t withstand extreme heat. Exposing the material to a hot pan can cause the surface to warp.


Quartz is a beautiful stone and can come in just about any color. Quartz is becoming very popular among contractors because of its durability and the wide variety of color options that it comes in.

In this article, we’ve tackled the surfacing material Quartz. We’ve explained what it is and it’s associated benefits. We hope that in doing so we’ve helped to narrow down the search!

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Don’t think Quartz is the right fit for you? No worries. We will have many of our other stone options to explore over the next several weeks.

If you are in search of natural stone for your project, contact us at Firenze International and we would love to help you out!


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