Engineered quartz countertops are available in a wide range of colors, patterns, and even textures. Unlike natural stone surfaces, man-made quartz offers consistency of shade of colors and patterns with little variability. This makes it ideal for people who want uniformity in their countertops. Quartz is a very low maintenance material. It is non-porous which is a nice attribute for a countertop surface. It does not need to be resealed each year and no special care or handling is needed. Thinking of an outdoor kitchen area? Quartz may be your answer as it won’t chip, crack, scratch or corrode.