Quartz is now a common countertop surfacing material that is only getting more popular. Generally, the product is made from 93 percent quartz and 7 percent resins and other colors, and fillers. The result is a material that is more low maintenance than natural stone and can be ordered in tons of colors such as red or orange—if you’re bold enough. CaesarStone—a company that claims to be the originator of the category—has introduced Motivo, “the world’s first quartz surface with a textured look and feel.” It’s available in two patterns: Lace 2116 and Crocodile 3117. Intended for architectural applications other than countertops, Motivo can be used on kitchen backsplashes, shower walls, vanity tops, wall paneling, bar tops, custom-made furniture, and more. www.caesarstoneus.com.