Quartz is another natural stone that’s becoming a popular alternative to granite. Quartz is made with a natural stone base, but it’s also mixed with chemicals to make it non-absorbent and stain-resistant. Many choose it for kitchen counters because of its high degree of functionality. Likewise, many people understand that it can be cleaned quite easily and that it hardly ever stains. With a wide range of colors, it’s possible to match quartz with whatever style you’re targeting for your kitchen.