Natural Stone Countertops

Q & A of Quartzite

Natural Stone Countertops

What is the difference between quartzite and quartz?

Quartzite and quartz sound the same but are different materials for countertops. Quartzite is a natural stone that is quarried like granite. Quartz is a manufactured material composed of ground up quartz crystals and a binding resin.

What does quartzite look like?

If you love the look of marble, but want something with easier maintenance, then quartzite countertops might be the perfect solution.

What are the benefits of quartzite?

Selecting quartzite as your countertop material has many benefits. It is very low maintenance and cleans up easily with soap and water. Quartzite is also highly resistant to UV rays which make it a perfect material for outdoor countertops that won’t fade in the sunlight.

What colors does Quartzite come in?

As quartzite is a natural stone it is limited to the colors provided by nature. Quartzite comes mainly in the white, cream, and grey spectum. This provides a contemporary look similar to marble with beautiful veins. 

What is the difference between Quartzite and Granite?

Both quartzite and granite are natural stones and not manufactured like quartz. Quartzite is harder than granite. Granite may also have darker flecks in the stone and quartzite comes in fairer colors.

What are the disadvantages of quartzite?

Quartzite is a natural stone, therefore, like granite there are some potential disadvantages to this material. Quartzite that isn’t sealed properly can be damaged by sharp objects and high heat. To properly preserve your new quartzite counters, we recommend our Diamond Seal for a lifetime of protection.

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