What is Quartz?

Quartz, a symphony of nature and engineering, is a composite material emanating from the harmonisation of natural quartz crystals with modern-day resins. Embodying both nature’s beauty and human precision, it’s a testament to the possibilities of collaboration between the natural world and human innovation. At FM Marble, our quest for perfection has led us to embrace quartz, heralded for its consistent patterns and unmatched durability. Each slab in our collection epitomises a blend of nature’s legacy and the pinnacle of human craftsmanship.

Venturing into the realm of quartz with FM Marble means engaging with a material that carries the resilience of one of Earth’s hardest minerals while flaunting a design versatility that satisfies diverse aesthetic preferences. Our quartz collection captures an array of hues and patterns, each slab echoing a tale of geological wonders melded with human ingenuity. When you choose quartz through FM Marble, you’re not merely opting for a countertop or surface; you’re embracing a harmonised narrative of nature and technology, crafted to perfection for those who seek nothing but the best.

The Science Behind Engineered Stone: Decoding Quartz

Quartz, as many know it today, is not just a product of nature but also of advanced engineering. This marvel of construction, termed ‘engineered stone’, draws its core essence from a meticulously orchestrated process. The foundation is laid with particles sourced from diverse origins – the purity of naturally occurring quartzite, the translucent allure of silica, the shimmer of man-made glass, and the reflective splendour of mirror particles. These elements, sometimes even inclusive of sustainable recycled materials, are unified in a symphonic blend with a polymer resin. This resin, constituting a mere 7-8% of the composition, plays a pivotal role. It grants the composite its hallmark features: an impressive hardness that rivals many natural stones, a non-porosity that ensures longevity, and a tensile strength that is often underestimated. FM Marble recognises the technology at the heart of this – notably, the precision-driven Breton machines. They meticulously engineer each slab, ensuring that what our customers receive isn’t just a countertop but a testament to a synthesis of nature and innovation.

Diversity in Design: The Aesthetic Spectrum of Quartz

The world of quartz is as vast and diverse as nature itself, yet it’s complemented by human ingenuity. Engineered quartz brings to the table a design palette that is virtually limitless. There’s a rendition of purity in designs that boast unadulterated colours, evoking the serenity of untouched snow or the tranquil expanse of a cloudless sky. On the other end of the spectrum, one finds designs imbued with mirror flecks, creating a celestial dance reminiscent of star-studded galaxies. But the journey doesn’t stop there. With cutting-edge technology and evolving design philosophies, the realm of quartz constantly expands. The modern offerings blend both worlds – the audacity of bright, bold colours and the subtlety of designs that mirror the elegance of natural marble or granite. At FM Marble, our curated collection promises an odyssey through these design marvels, ensuring that every individual finds a piece of quartz that resonates with their aesthetic soul.

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Navigating the Quartz Landscape

When venturing into the domain of quartz countertops, the landscape is enriched with a multitude of brands, each bringing a distinct narrative of quality and innovation. Each brand, while sharing the common ground of quality, offers nuances that set them apart. Some might specialise in designs that immaculately mimic the whimsical patterns of natural stone, while others may lean into the avant-garde, pushing the boundaries of design with textures, veining, and patterns that are a step into the future. FM Marble’s relationship with these brands is not just transactional; it’s a partnership. Our offerings are curated, bearing in mind the diverse needs of our clientele. From the contemporary to the classic, from the audacious to the understated, our collection is a journey through the best that each brand has to offer.

Safety and Sustainability: Beyond Aesthetics

In the captivating world of quartz, aesthetics and design are undeniably paramount. However, at FM Marble, we believe that true beauty also lies in responsibility and sustainability. The production of quartz, while marvellously innovative, has raised concerns, especially regarding the dust that emerges in the fabrication process. We are unequivocally committed to upholding the highest safety standards, ensuring that every slab and worktop that we craft is not just beautiful but also produced in an environment that values the well-being of our artisans. Sustainability, too, finds a voice in the world of quartz. Many variants are now crafted using recycled materials, nodding towards a future where luxury and eco-consciousness coexist. With FM Marble, choosing quartz is not just an aesthetic decision; it’s an ethical, informed, and sustainable one.


Engineered stone, often referred to as quartz in the context of countertops, is a man-made product crafted by combining natural quartz particles with a small percentage of polymer resin. This blend results in a hard, non-porous surface. While natural stone, like granite or marble, is extracted directly from the earth and polished for use, engineered stone is fabricated using both natural and synthetic components to achieve a combination of durability and aesthetic variety.
Quartz countertops offer a range of benefits. They are non-porous, making them resistant to stains and eliminating the need for periodic sealing, unlike some natural stones. Additionally, due to the engineering process, quartz countertops can be designed in a myriad of colours and patterns, some of which can mimic natural stones or provide entirely unique aesthetics. Moreover, quartz offers excellent durability and tensile strength, often exceeding that of many natural stones.
Each brand offers its unique design palette and quality attributes. At FM Marble, we have curated a range from renowned brands, ensuring diversity in design and consistent quality. When choosing, consider the aesthetic you desire, your budget, and specific features like stain resistance or pattern consistency. Consulting with our experts can also provide tailored recommendations based on your requirements.
The production of quartz countertops involves the release of dust, which has raised some health concerns. However, at FM Marble, we ensure that the fabrication process adheres to stringent safety standards, protecting both our artisans and the environment. Additionally, many quartz variants now incorporate recycled materials, emphasising a commitment to sustainability and eco-friendliness.
Quartz countertops are relatively low-maintenance compared to many natural stone options. Regular cleaning with mild soap and water is usually sufficient to keep them looking pristine. They are resistant to stains, but it’s always a good practice to wipe up spills promptly. Avoid using abrasive pads or harsh chemicals, as they can dull the surface. With basic care, your quartz countertop will retain its beauty for years to come.