Quartzite Countertops

Here is what you need to know if you are considering quartzite countertops for your home.

Luxurious Quartzite Countertops

Quartzite countertops are great for kitchen surfaces as they are similar to granite, in that they are very durable and will be long-lasting with proper cleaning and maintenance. This durable material will resist moderate heat, scratches, and stains. Daily life is relentless and harsh, your countertops should be able to handle those demands. 

To keep your beautiful quartzite surfaces sparkling as the day they are installed, daily maintenance is simple, use warm water and a mild dish soap to wipe the surfaces. This daily routine will ensure your investment will remain gorgeous! 

What is Quartzite

Just as granite, quartzite is a metamorphic rock. This natural stone however is almost formed entirely of natural quartz. When high heat and pressures are pushed on sandstone that is rich in quartz, the quartz goes through a fusion process. This process form dense and extremely hard rock.

 

The atypical example of the quartzite color palette is a white to gray variation. The ultimate deciding factor in the color of any particular quartzite slab is the differing mineral content of the rock itself.

Why Choose Quartzite

There are two clear-cut reasons to choose granite for your kitchen or bathroom countertops.

Function – Quartzite, like granite, will offer a superior resistance to scratching and chipping. This natural stone is literally “hard as a rock”. This is a very heat resistant natural stone that will tolerate heat very well and if protected with our 25-year sealer the color will not fade when heat contacts the surface. As we mentioned above the simple process of wiping the material with warm water and mild soap will ensure that your countertops will last decades looking as beautiful as the day they were installed.

Aesthetics – While quartzite’s main attractant is the unique and beautiful striations and veins, these patterns will not only grab visitors attention but will also be the center-piece of your guest’s conversations. With these beautiful patterns and colors quartzite is a great option for your kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, backsplashes, or even shower walls.

Variations of Quartzite

Below, we offer up a little information to get you started. and we encourage our clients to browse for as long as they like before making their final selection. Here is a little more info to get you started;

Hues – Range from beautiful rich black to bright white tones. These primary colors with the pops of bright accent colors that range from sky blue to vibrant copper. will compliment just about any space and decor, modern to traditional.

Patterns – The stunning unique veining and mineral deposits found in each slab, creates a unique visual that will only be found in your space! The results when quartzite is used is truly amazing to see.

Have a Question?

Premier Granite is happy to help with your questions about your countertop project. Our experienced staff offers no pressure guidance to help you choose the right material for your style and budget.

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