Quartz

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    This is a stone material most known for its high durability. It is naturally stained and scratch-resistant and does not chip or break and current manufacturers can make it appear like other materials, including luxury stone patterns.

    Quartz registers on a 7 on the Mohs Hardness scale, making it one of the more durable rock materials that are not a semi-precious stone. This is becoming more popular due to its scratch resistance which makes it low maintenance, compared to other stone materials, such as marble, where concentrated stains can etch into the surface. With the current use of resins and pigments, quartz can be customized to certain colors and patterns, making this a versatile and popular choice for countertops.