Benefits of Quartzite as a Countertop Material

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If you are in the market for countertops, you may have heard of quartzite countertops. This material is relatively unknown compared to other natural stone materials (granite, marble, and quartz). Nevertheless, it is still a suitable alternative for your kitchen countertop design.

Benefits of Quartzite as a Countertop Material

Quartzite forms when quartz and sandstone are subjected to intense heat and pressure beneath the earth’s crust. The natural stone is strong but porous, so it is advisable to seal it before using it as a countertop material.

There are many reasons you should consider quartzite for your kitchen or bathroom countertops, such as:

  • Affordability. With quartzite countertops, you will get the beautiful gleam of marble at a lower price. Consider it the economy version of marble.
  • Beauty. Quartzite pores will give your countertop an earthy feel that is aesthetically pleasing and suits most contemporary designs. Furthermore, our sealer will add a glassy appearance to your quartzite countertop. This appearance is comparable to that of marble. You will also enjoy the material’s range of neutral colors that can easily blend with most décors you might have in mind.
  • Easy maintenance. Quartzite resists etching quite well, meaning you won’t have to deal with permanent acid stains on your countertop. Furthermore, you can clean spills on your quartzite counter with mild soap and water.
  • Durability. Quartzite aces the glass test, meaning it cuts through hard glass with minimal scratching. Therefore, quartzite counters are suitable for heavy-duty kitchen work, such as chopping.

At The Granite Guy, we use a 15-year sealer on quartzite slabs, making them as durable and elegant as other natural stone slabs. Contact us today to learn more about adding quartzite counters to your home.