Quartz is a man made slab, consisting of ~93% natural quartz mixed with a binding resin. Thus it has greater consistency in color.
Quartz is stain resistant due to its non porous nature. It is also sanitary by the same nature.
Quartz is one of the hardest minerals known to man. Thus it is very durable and resistant to acids and chemicals.
Quartz is very scratch resistant.
Quartz impact resistance exceeds other similar products such as granite and solid surface.
Quartz is virtually maintenance free.