Quartzite

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Quartzite is a tough stone that comes in a variety of colorations. Take a look at our online showroom below to find out what works best for you.

Quartzite Countertops

Quartzite is known for its toughness and versatility. Many people love this stone because it looks like marble, but it’s much easier to take care of.

Not to be confused with quartz, which is an engineered stone, quartzite is quarried from the earth and made of entirely natural materials – specifically from sandstone that is subjected to extreme heat and pressure within the earth.

Because it’s a natural material, no two slabs are alike – your quartzite countertop will be unlike any other in the world.

Care and Maintenance

Caring for your quartzite is similar to caring for granite. It’s straightforward and simple, all you have to do is wipe it down at the end of each day with a gentle cleanser, water, and a soft cloth or paper towel. Much like other natural stones, you should clean up spills right away so they don’t have the chance to stain. Along that same vein, we recommend using coasters as well.

Since quartzite is a porous stone, these countertops do need to be sealed and will call for resealing periodically to maintain their integrity.

Durability

Quartzite is a very durable material – it’s even harder than granite. It can withstand heat, being that it’s created from high temperatures, but we still recommend using a hot pad or trivet when handling hot pots and pans.

When it comes to scratching, such a thing can happen with quartzite countertops, so you should always use a cutting board when chopping things in the kitchen.

While quartzite is a very tough material, it’s not indestructible, and this means that chips are possible. But while possible, they’re not probable – quartzite is less likely to chip than granite, marble, or quartz. But if it does, it can be repaired easily by gluing the chipped piece back on.

Location

Just like they hold up well indoors, quartzite countertops do well outdoors as well. They are impervious to extreme temperatures, and don’t mind the rain, wind, or snow.

Your Quartzite Countertop

This tough stone can last for generations in your home if it’s cared for correctly. If you’re interested in learning more about quartzite countertops, contact us today.

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