Reasons to choose quartzite countertops

Would you like to have a kitchen with more countertop space or a bathroom with a more beautiful countertop? Would you like these counters to be made of the highest quality material reflecting your preference in color and texture? Allow us to introduce you to QUARTZITE. This is a more and more popular choice for countertops, totally different from quartz. These materials are different in appearance, durability, care and of course, price.

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Quartzite is a naturally occurring metamorphic rock which is created when sandstone is subjected to extreme heat and pressure caused by tectonic plate compression in the crust of the earth. The stone is mined and sawn into slabs which are later precisely cut to become countertops. The quartzite countertops are polished and sealed for beauty and durability.

Mont Blanc Quartzite kitchen countertops by Luxury Countertops Mont Blanc Quartzite kitchen countertops by Luxury Countertops

Did you know this about quartzite?

  • Quartzite is mostly found in white to gray shades. Pink and red hues are a result of iron oxide in the stone. Yellow, blue, green and orange quartzite results from the presence of other minerals.
  • Quartzite is harder than granite, therefore is quite durable. It withstands heat very well. However, quartzite can be scratched by sharp objects. It can look like marble but won’t etch as easy as marble.
  • Quartzite must be sealed before use and re-sealed one or two times per year, otherwise, without a proper seal, stains can penetrate into the stone. This is a weakness shared by all natural stone including granite and marble. When properly sealed, quartzite cleanup is easy.
  • When comes to cleaning the quartzite countertops, keep it simple. A damp washcloth with a drop of PH balanced soap is really all you need. Keep in mind never to use cleaners that contain “Enhancers” or oil bases that can darken the stone, because there's no way to lighten the stone once this happens. Also clean spills as soon as they happen.
  • In complex jobs, quartzite can become expensive, because it needs to be cut with diamond blades in a process that takes time and skill. The more complex the job, the more the cost of quartzite will exceed that of quartz per square foot. As with most countertop installations, it is a great idea to find a reputable contractor to do the work.

Taj Mahal-Quartzite kitchen by Luxury Countertops Taj Mahal-Quartzite kitchen by Luxury Countertops

Quartzite countertops are a gorgeous and very durable option for your home that deserve to be considered when you plan your kitchen or bathroom remodeling. Contact the Luxury Countertops today to find a way to improve the look, the feel, and the overall functionality of your countertops.

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