These days, quartz countertops are the most popular countertops. What made them so popular? A few things. Because they are made up of about 90% mineral chips and 10% resins or polymers, they are relatively cheap to produce (in comparison to the large slabs of stone that must be mined and then transported). Quartz, as well, can come in just about any desired look, adding ease of versatility to kitchen design. And finally, but not least, quality quartz countertops are durable, easy to maintain, and resistant to scratches and heat, and stains.