What is the difference between granite, marble, quartzite, and quartz?
The stones referred to as granite, marble, and quartzite are natural stones. What is commonly referred to as “quartz” countertops is a manmade material comprised of natural quartz mixed with resin and glues. Quartz countertops are usually comprised of about 93% natural quartz and the rest is resin and glues.
There are many different classifications of natural stone other than granite, marble, and quartz. That is why one material referred to as granite may have vastly different characteristics than another. The same is true for material referred to as marble or quartzite. One marble may be hard and stain resistant, while another may be soft and stain easily. Same for quartzite. It is important not to get too hung up on the classification of stone. Ask questions about the stone you chose.