Quartz, or engineered stone, countertops imitate the look of natural stone. Very light and very dark colors are trendy, and matte finishes are most commonly chosen. The nonporous surface, which resists scratching and staining, never needs to be sealed. Caesarstone's quartz kitchen countertops are considered to be the best on the market.
Quartzite is a hard and durable natural stone that looks like the finest marble. The stone is transformed into a countertop when mined, cut into a slab, and polished. It does not scratch, etch, or break easily. Like many stones, it is heat resistant. Quartzite is available in fewer colors than its quartz counterpart. Mostly, the stone is found in white to gray with pink and red hues.