Engineered stone is a composite material made of crushed stone bound together by polymer resin, with some newer versions using cement mix). The two common stones used in producing these products are marble and quartz. The application of these products depends on the original stone used. For engineered marbles the most common application is indoor flooring and walls, while the quartz based product is used primarily for kitchen countertops. Engineered stone products are gaining in popularity; many shopping malls and department stores around the world use engineered marble for floors.
Engineered stone,is also commonly referred to as agglomerate. The quartz version is commonly known as 'quartz surface' or just 'quartz'.