Quartzite is a natural stone that has a similar look to marble, but is harder than granite. It has the same durability of granite as well–it withstands heat and scratching and requires minimal maintenance, thus making it a great option for kitchens and bathrooms.
Quartzite material carries an additional fabrication cost as the composition of the stone makes it more labor-intensive to work with. Please be sure to advise our office if you are considering quartzite for your project so that we may adjust your estimate accordingly.
Durability: Quartzite is a naturally occurring stone with high hardness and strength, making it extremely durable. It is resistant to scratches, heat, and stains, making it ideal for kitchen countertops where frequent cutting, cooking, and spills occur.
Aesthetic appeal: Quartzite is known for its stunning beauty, often resembling marble but with added durability. It comes in a wide range of colors and patterns, offering endless options to match any interior design style.
Natural uniqueness: Each slab of quartzite is unique, showcasing its natural veining and swirling patterns, adding to the overall charm and character of the countertop or surface. This uniqueness makes it a valuable choice for those seeking a one-of-a-kind look.
Long-lasting investment: Due to its durability, quartzite countertops can last for decades with proper care and maintenance. It is a long-term investment that adds value to your home and can withstand daily wear and tear without significant damage.
Easy maintenance: Quartzite is relatively easy to maintain compared to other natural stones. Like granite it has low porosity, which makes it resistant to liquids and stains when properly sealed. Quartzite is easily cleaned with simple soap and water.
Heat resistance: Quartzite has excellent heat resistance, making it suitable for hot kitchen activities like placing hot pans and pots directly on the surface without causing damage.
Resists etching: Unlike marble and some other natural stones, quartzite is less prone to etching. It can withstand acidic substances like lemons, vinegar, and wine without leaving behind permanent marks or discoloration.
Versatility: Quartzite can be used for a variety of applications beyond countertops, such as backsplashes, bathroom vanities, tabletops, and more. Its versatility allows for creative and cohesive design choices throughout your space.
Eco-friendly: Quartzite is a natural material, meaning it is environmentally friendly. It does not emit harmful chemicals or pollutants, making it a healthier choice for your home.
Increased value: Installing quartzite countertops can increase the overall value of your home, as it is considered a luxurious and desirable material that potential buyers often seek.