Quartz is a man-made material (engineered stone) manufactured from quartz, one of the hardest minerals on Earth.  Quartz material is strong, durable, nonporous, and nonabsorbent, making it the ideal surface for kitchens and baths.  Quartz surfaces do not require sealing, polishing, or reconditioning like traditional natural stone, and requires very little care and maintenance.  All brands of Quartz material offer a limited warranty when installed by a certified fabricator and installer.  Ultra Compact materials (Dekton and Neolith) are stronger than most materials on the market, offering higher UV resistance (perfect for exterior applications), resistant to abrasion, highly scratch resistant, and offers a high resistance to fire and heat