There are many reasons why you could choose a quartz worktop rather than the more traditional granite option.
Quartz is a man-made material made from crushed stone and a small amount of bonding resin, being man-made it makes the product completely flawless and creates a much more uniform finish. In comparison with a granite worktop you would get naturally formed textures and veining that would make each piece unique.
The stone used in quartz is found in the ground, in sand or rocks in many geological locations around the world. The fact that the type of stone used in quartz is so readily available means that the product can work out as a cheaper alternative to granite.
Unlike granite you have a much wider variety of colours available with quartz and due to its physical properties it is very durable and highly resistant to heat, stains, scratches, acid and chemicals.
To maintain a quartz worktop all you require is hot soapy water.