Quartz is one of the best materials for use in kitchen worktops and has a number of advantages over natural stones such as granite. A quartz worktop is as hard as granite and cleans like glass. It has similar looks to granite, but being non-porous is a huge advantage in the kitchen. All granite surfaces are porous and can stain if spills and splashes are left on them for too long. In particular, beetroot juice, red wine, butter, oils, vinegar and lemon juice can all stain granite where quartz will shrug them off as though nothing has ever happened. Quartz is also heat resistant.