Granite countertops have recently become the material of choice for many owners from remodeling to reconstruction, mainly because granite is a very durable natural material used for many different decor. Normal traffic can be used on granite countertops without fear of scratching the surface. Man-made surfaces such as Formica, Corian, Wood Veneer, Avanza and Silestone cannot match up to the qualities found in granite.
Quartz is a naturally occurring substance, and in ground-up form it is combined with resins to form a hard surface much like engineered granite. Most quartz counter tops are well over 90% quartz