26 Feb '12, 5pm

Opinions on "quartz" countertops? #green

OK, so whats's greener... a granite slab, or a quartz slab from a company like Silestone, Ceasarstone, etc? It looks like the manufacturers are using "quartz" (where does that come from?) along with resins and dyes to make their product. On the face of it, it sounds like it might be less environmentally harmful than quarrying blocks of granite and shipping them around the planet. Any thoughts?

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