Quartz Natural Stone
Quartz countertops are man-made engineered stone countertops formed by combining 90% ground quartz (a natural hard mineral) with 8-10% resins, polymers, and pigments. This forms a very hard granite-like surface. With it's low maintenance, high durability and endless color choices, engineered quartz offers a tempting alternative to natural stone countertops; it offers the true elegance you demand, along with the hard-working performance your everday life requires.
Many consumers are confused about Corian.
What the hay is it anyway? Solid surface?
A most basic description...
Corian is a cross between laminate and granite.
Solid surface countertops are manufactured by blending acrylic polymers (basically plastic) and stone-derived materials.
This mix is poured into molds to make half-inch-thick sheets. The composition is consistent all the way through... or "solid". Exactly the same inside and out.
Corian counter tops are often regarded as third cousin to more "glamorous" countertop materials, but solid surface deserves a second look offering truly unique qualities and a new world of possibilities for creative kitchen design.
Some home buyers turn up their noses at laminate kitchen counters but laminate has its advantages. Laminate is inexpensive and usually costs a lot less than most other materials. Countertops take a lot of wear and tear so you'll want some idea of how they'll age before choosing a material. Stains and heat weren't a problem for laminate in tests, but it was easily scratched by knives and isn't repairable so if you choose it, always use a cutting board.