When selecting a countertop, the two most common options aregranite and quartzite. Below you will find breakdown of each materials pros andcons. Granite is pure stone that is cut into “slabs” and thenpolished. Due to the natural element of granite, each granite countertop is uniqueand gives you a variety of different options to choose from; even if looking atthe same style of stone. Due to its purity, granite is usually more expensiveto install, open to potentially cracking, and will need on-going sealing tomaintain the presence of the countertop. Quartzite is an engineered stone product. While there arecountertops that may have a level of natural quartzite, all quartzitecountertops are made consisting of some proprietary blend. Due to thesecountertops being engineered, there are many different styles available, butvery little variation within the product line. Quartzite is can be found atlower price points than granite for this reason. There is also very littlemaintenance that needs be done with quartzite countertops. In the end, there are pros and cons to each. You, thehomeowner, will need to make a selection based on you and your family plan onusing the space. It’s also very important to find a style that you fall in lovewith!