Unlike natural stone, it never needs to be sealed. Resin binders make quartz counters nonporous, so stain and odor-causing bacteria and mold can’t penetrate the surface. But unlike natural stone, which is mined, these labs are engineered in a factory.
Quartzite is natural stone and very popular material in the kitchen countertop market, it’s harder than granite, it withstands heat very well. It’s also known for its rich colors and elegant veining, many colors have a translucent appearance.
The reason marble remains in heavy demand for countertops is its elegant good looks. This natural stone comes in a wonderful display of light colors and is heat resistant. It’s more porous than granite and scratch easily.
Granite has the best combination of strength, scratch and heat resistance. It will maintain its natural look for far longer than any of us will live.