Quartz is another stone worktop option.  It is extremely durable, meaning you can place hot pots on it without worrying about cracking the surface. You can also count quartz worktops as more durable than marble or granite. This is because synthetic quartz, which has been made to simulate natural stone such as marble or granite, can be created  to be more durable. Quartz worktops are made  up of a mixture of quartz grains and resin – you can find out more about the process here.