Quartz is an engineered stone which contains resin binders and pigments. It is a very hard surface and will last a lifetime, with no variations and predictably safe patterns with many colors to choose from, including vibrant colors not found in nature. It is a perfect fit for contemporary settings. Quartz does not need to be sealed, but prolonged exposure to high heat can cause damage to quartz.
Marble is a sedimentary stone whose main ingredient is calcium. It comes in beautiful colors and patterns and is very elegant and beautiful. Like granite, it is individually chosen by slabs due to the variation in colors and patterns. It is softer and more fragile than granite. It is a porous material that stains very easily, and may contain pits and fissures. It is best suited for bath vanities and some tabletop projects. Quartz and marble are usually more expensive than many granite choices. We are an authorized Quartz fabricator for Silestone, Caesarstone, and Cambria.