Quartz is an engineered surface made up of about 93% crushed natural stone and 7% resins. Unlike a natural stone surface, quartz is non-porous, meaning that it is very resistant to staining. Being non-porous, quartz is also very clean, as bacteria are unable to penetrate it.
Quartz is an excellent indoor material; however, the resins used will fade over the years if placed outdoors.
While quartz is more heat resistant than formica countertops, heat can damage a quartz surface. Do not place hot pots or pans directly on your countertop.
Quartz does not need to be sealed.