Quartz and Quartzite are two different materials that are often confused with one another. Quartz is a man-made material created from a blend of natural quartz and other materials such as resin and pigments. Quartz is non-porous and resistant to stains and scratches, making it a popular choice for kitchen countertops. Quartzite is a natural stone that is formed when sandstone is subjected to intense heat and pressure. Due to its natural origins, Quartzite is more porous than Quartz and must be sealed to prevent staining. It is also harder and more scratch resistant than Quartz, making it a better choice for high traffic surfaces.