i work for a stone company in oly and if u want something that looks good and will last forever go with real stone. quartz is just plain and ugly and it all looks the same since it is man made. stone u only seal once a year and if you get the stuff that has ressin from the factory u really never have to seal it just clean it. if u have any questions just ask. been doing it for 3 and a half years and if i dont know it then i can get you an answer from a buddy. we work with both nat and quartz so i am not biased i just dont like the look of it compared to most nat stones out there
BTW this goes to others looking at new counter tops/ dont go for quartz. all man made and does not last as long as granite. might cost a little less when u go quartz but the quality, colors and life just arent as good as the nat stuff. only thing it has going for it is less keep in the short run till u have to replace it again
Stone is 93% stone. 7% resin, and I personally like the look better than quartz, remember beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
This is like Chevy and Ford everyone has their preferences. Countour Counter tops carry both Granite and Quarz, they recomended quartz, also less likely to chip or crack, and quartz can be repaired.