Group 2 Quartz are priced slightly higher than Group 1 due to the coloration and materials used. Any Brand Color (Silestone, Caesarstone, Zodiaq, etc) can be closely matched per custom run order. Our Quartz is man-made engineered stone and is manufactured with the best quality resin and quartz products. Test results available on request.
Countertops are typically Quartz or Granite, with Quartz trending in popularity as new colors and patterns push designs without limits as man-made engineered Quartz has captured the majority of the market share for vanity and kitchen countertops. Quartz is often more resistant to stain, and has lower water absorption than granite. Granite is often more heat resistant and less likely to scratch. Many granite quarries are closing which make Quartz the more popular alternative.
Group 1 Quartz is slightly lower in price and more readily available with shorter lead times, depending on the run.
Group 2 Quartz are typically more expensive due to the materials required for certain patterns and designs and coloration. Pure White, for example requires the highest quality of Resin to achieve the lightest and whitest coloration. Veining and certain patterns can be more difficult to achieve and require more time and different materials which can create stunning effects and add to the cost.