engineered stone is neqtI like the gass shards layed in concrete. The problem with concrete is the same as with marble. ITS CHEMICALLY WEAK AND WILL PIT as a function of acids an salts.
Vinegar cn cause it to fizz qnd thaqts a pitting in process.
Weve gone to Corian when we redid our kitchens
we chose a color scheme and we stayed away from "patterned counters".
WQe got rid of "brown wood" cabinets. I built poplar cabinets and bought divided light glass paned doors (an Amishman mde em cause my kills at divided lights is limited)
I then painted the cabinets with several shades and values of blue to make it look like old cabinets that were well taken care of (Distressing is so phony looking to express woods age.)
We love it and we get lotsa compliments because the "built in look of the old kitchen was enhnced.(In the old days many times cabinets qere created out of old door ways an thats what we have.
Quartzite or sandstone is good , tough, and will not deteriorate as quickly s the ptternd "igneous" rock counter tops.
Remember , the rock you pick is in equilibrium with the temp nd pressure in which it formwd. ANy other T/P will cuse chemical erosion.