If you are searching for a highly durable engineered stone that can be used as countertops, you can choose Quartz. For gauging the scratch resistance of a natural stone, the hardness scale of MOH is extensively used. Quartz shows number 7.0 on this scale which is very good for any type of surface material. Quartz shows extreme resistance of stains and scratches. You don’t need to worry too much about chips or cracks as well. However you should not expose this surface to excess quantity of stress consistently.