Quartzite: However rear and pricey it may be, quartzite surely justifies the hype. It is the hardest and least porous of the naturally occurring stones out there. It exudes a luxurious and elegant feel almost resembling a marble or a sandstone but with the qualities of higher heat resistance and considerably lower porosity.
The likes of sandstone, soapstone, limestone as well as onyx are some other popular natural stones that one may consider while shopping for countertop materials. Their popularity is however limited by their lack of durability compared to the others.