Quartz is a naturally occurring mineral that is a major element in engineered stones. Engineered stones such as ceaserstone is made up of 93% crushed quartz and 7% pigments and resins. This creates the durable composition for countertops. Since the stone is engineered, it is easier to match segments for seams because of it fully consistent pattern. Unlike natural stones, quartz countertops are scratch-resistant which is why you do not have to worry about dealing with damaged surfaces. It is ideal for homes where there are kids. granite is often considered the most durable natural countertop material available. If longevity is what you’re looking for, quartz is an excellent choice.