Are Quartzite Countertops the Right Choice for you?

One of the main benefits that make Quartzite popular, is that it has a similar look to marble, but is harder and requires less maintenance. If you want that classy, shiny look for your kitchen, but you are afraid of possible damage, and need something more resilient, then quartzite is the right choice for you.

Pros:

  • Resistance to direct light exposure, so the surface will not fade over time in brighter rooms
  • Has the looks and colors of marble, but more enduring
  • Actually the hardest stone on the market
  • Natural veined material, that gives a unique look to every countertop

Cons:

  • Less color and design variations than manufactured Quartz
  • Porous material, that can be affected with stains if exposed to certain chemicals
  • Upper tier pricing

More Information About Quartzite Countertops

Heat – Quartzite is fairly resistant to heat, so placing a hot coffee pot directly on its surface is can pose no threat. However, be cautious with placing bigger hot pots and dishes directly on the counter, as these could damage it.

Impact – Quartzite is the hardest solution you can choose for your countertop. Any impact that could damage it would have to be calculated, very strong and intentional.

Scratch resistance – Quartzite is hard and solid, is not prone to etching, and will blunt kitchen knives. If scratches do happen, this can be fixed by polishing with the electric sander.

Sealant – Use of quality sealant twice a year is strongly recommended, in order to keep your countertop free of stains.

Durability – Marked with a solid seven on Mohs hardness scale, this type of material is the best solution if you want a strong countertop. Quartzite countertops can be used for generations, if properly maintained.

Our Quartzite prices start at 95$/ft.

Quartzite is a natural stone mined for earth. Unlike granite and soapstone, quartzite is not so common, and its reserves are more limited if you compare it with other types of natural stone. Extremely durable and expensive diamond blades are being used during the cutting process of this demanding material. It’s rarity and composition justify the high tier quartzite pricing.

If you are interested in ordering the hardest available countertop, but for a more affordable price, make sure you contact stone yard in Plano, TX, and see if we have some quartzite remnants available.

If you would like to pair hardness with modern design, but lack inspiration, check some of our previous quartzite countertop projects. Quartzite is also a trend among interior designers lately, with many interesting ideas presented on the market.

Quartzite FAQs

Quartzite can last a long time with proper care. It is absorbent, so be sure to clean up spills and always maintain a sealant on it so it lasts as long as possible.

Due to high natural density quartzite does not scratch easily.

Quartzite is tough and is unlikely to chip from blunt impact.

Sealing your quartzite countertops can help keep it from scratching. Although it’s a sturdy rock, sealing it is recommended for an extra layer of security.

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