Lovely Black Vanity Top with Chic Sink Idea
Quartz is one of nature’s hardest and most abundant minerals. In fact, nearly every type of stone contains some percentage of this ubiquitous material. Manufacturers of quartz countertops (familiar brand names include Caesarstone, Cambria, Zodiaq and Silestone) add pigments, resins and, occasionally, recycled content, to a base that is about 95 percent natural stone. Quartz is tougher than granite and doesn’t require sealing. It’s naturally resistant to moisture, stains and bacteria. It has a variety of edge treatments and installation options. Quartz can rival high-end granite and marble in cost. Honed and textured finishes will show fingerprints and smudges, so frequent wipe-downs may be necessary.