Quartz worktops are made from a mix of pure quartz and epoxy resin. Natural quartz is the second most abundant mineral in the earth's crust (just Feldspar is more common) and contains the general formula of SiO2. It's crystalline in character, and an extremely difficult material, albeit fragile, and it's this hardness which given it some terrific properties following the scientists get hold of it. If you want more information about Quartz worktops you may head to http://www.stoneconnectionworksurfaces.co.uk/index.php/products/other-quartz/.
By blending synthetic polymers with the rock, all manner of benefits can be attained. The polymer is a sort of hard plastic (snobs and salesmen would call it resin!) That contrasts the quartz crystals together; much reducing it is brittleness without undermining its hardness.
Needless to say, as it's man-made, the additives can be any color or texture - giving rise to a welcome selection of colors, colors, and patterns to your kitchen worktop.
The process behind worktop quartz is automated, relying upon to achieve success.
The raw materials are fed to the mixers and mixed. It's at this point that the pigments and dyes are added that give your worktop such a gorgeous luster. The crushed rock and additives blend are kept to a strict recipe, and just when the ratio is even and precise is it poured into a mold - that is a normal slab size as used by kitchen worktop fitters.
And the cool little - the slab is then exposed to over 100 tons of pressure under vacuum (in a vacuum to avoid air bubbles forming in the granite). Additionally, it is vibrated which prevents any layering or polarization that could have a negative influence on the potency of the material.