Basically all engineered stone is made of is crushed quartz bound by a polymer resin. Engineered stone is sometimes referred to as quartz surface, or simply quartz. Do not get these mixed up with true quartzite. There has been a big trend toward these types of counter tops as they offer a highly durable surface in contemporary colors that is typically found in limestone and/or marbles.
Engineered stone is an extremely durable product that has a high stain resistance and is ranked the best product for counter tops with granite as a close second.
We deal with many different companies who produce the stone, however we mainly deal with Caesarstone. Caesarstone is a large company who is one of the original producers of quartz surfaces. One of the great benefits of Caesarstone is the color imitations it has of softer natural stone such as limestone, marble and even concrete countertops!