As of May 2015, quartz and quartzite countertop pricing starts at around $60 per square foot but often exceeds $100 per square foot, according to CounterTop Guides. Quartz and quartzite countertops are made from mined material with a variable supply, so their prices vary.
Most manufacturers sell their stone countertops to distributors who determine the final prices. Quartzite countertops are similar to granite ones in that they are both cut from mined material. Due to this, it can be difficult to make a countertop that matches certain dimensions. Quartz countertops, on the other hand, are made from small pieces of quartz placed in an epoxy. Manufacturers dry this mixture in a mold, which makes it easier to create more complex shapes and reduces waste material.