WHAT IS QUARTZ?
Although “quartz” refers to a natural mineral, the quartz you see on kitchen worktops is actually manmade or “engineered stone”.
During the manufacturing process, quartz particles are are bonded with resin, pigments and other ingredients to produce the poplar kitchen work surface.
WHO INVENTED QUARTZ?
Quartz began making its way into people homes worldwide in the 1960’s after Marcello Toncelli, developed and patented an engineering process to create quartz slabs that were durable and aesthetically pleasing enough to be used for all kinds of surfaces.
The durability and impact resistance of quartz has made it a popular choice for consumers, especially as the design can be customised by manufacturers.