Quartzite countertops are becoming an increasingly popular choice among homeowners and interior designers. Quartzite is a natural stone—not to be confused with the manmade product, quartz, which is made of crushed stone and resin. Quartzite is known for its crystalline sparkle, durability, earth-tone colors, and stylish appearance. Quartzite has similar properties to marble with less maintenance. It is naturally strong and durable, relatively heat resistant but not indestructible enough to pro..