Quartz is the most abundant mineral on earth and is extremely strong and durable, making quartz surfacing material a stain and scratch resistant product that exceeds any comparable product today. We will review the history of quartz products and the properties that make them a desirable choice for surfaces. We will examine the composition of quartz surfacing material and how it is made, as well as industry testing and environmental factors. The course will discuss criteria to consider when designing a quartz surface and how to work with a fabricator. Finally, we will identify general fabrication, installation and maintenance considerations that will help you choose a durable, impervious and attractive quartz surface.