Perfect for the customised home, engineered quartz comes in just about every shade imaginable. This engineered product combines ground quartz, resin and pigments for a tough, nonporous material. Great eco-friendly attributes makes it a safe bet for green homes too..

The basics

Engineered quartz is a man-made product formed from roughly 90 to 95 percent ground quartz and 5 to 10 percent resins and pigments. Commonly found brands include Caesarstone, Silestone and Vicostone.


Engineered quartz has many bragging rights. Thanks to the quartz content, it’s tough like granite, and the resin makes the material malleable and impact resistant. Both materials offer stout durability.

Engineered quartz kitchen counters are also nonporous, making it resistant to stains and scratches. And this material has a leg up on natural stone when it comes to large installations. Because it can flex, engineered quartz can be fabricated in larger pieces and with fewer joints.

Engineered quartz comes in a myriad of colours and allows you the option of a plain uniform colour that suits the simplicity of modern designs as well as marble lookalikes without the risk of staining.


The resin content isn’t heat tolerant, so keep your trivets nearby.