Quartz is a man-made product that is made of 93% natural quartz and 7% resin and pigment. Because it is comprised of resin though out it never needs to be sealed and you never need to worry about staining. This is as close as you can get to maintenance free, stain free solid surface counter-top material choices.
Hanstone is available in a wide variety of colors and patterns. The Hanstone collections are a popular choice for both residential as well as commercial applications. Hanstone is one of the more affordable quartz solid surface material options you may find.
Another advantage of quartz verses natural stone is that the uniformity lends to multiple locations having a uniform look and allows decorators and designers to have each commercial location have the same image projected. For this reason architect’s and designers prefer to work with quartz for applications like food chains and hotels. Just imaging trying to find matching slabs of natural stone for 200 hotel rooms!