Stone Countertop Types

General Info:
Porosity: Most to Least
Marble - Granite Honed - Granite Polished - Quartz - Man Made Quartz (Sealants are used on pores stones)

Mohs Hardness Scale: Softest to Hardest
Soapstone 1 · Slate 2.5-4 · Calcite‎ ‎3 · Marble 3-4 · Limestone 3-4 · Travertine 4-5 · Sandstone 6-7 · Granite 6-7 · Quartzite 7 · Quartz 7 · Diamond 10

Heat Resistance: Most to Least
Granite • Marble • Limestone • Quartz (Trivets/Hot Pads are recommended on all surfaces to prevent potential color change, burns, cracks)

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