Quartzite Countertops

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Quartzite is different from quartz, though the names are similar. While quartz is an engineered stone, quartzite comes from the earth just as marble and granite do.

It’s an extremely hard stone with unique colorations and patterns that have been compared to marble, but what’s great is that it involves less maintenance than marble does. So, if you’re drawn to the unique look of marble but aren’t interested in its upkeep, quartzite may be the choice for you.

Durability of Quartzite

Quartzite is one of the most durable natural stones that there is. There’s not much that can damage it. It’s heat resistant because it’s formed under extreme heat under the earth’s surface, so it’s used to intense temperatures. Because of this, it has no problem with hot pots and pans resting on its surface.

It is not very likely that quartzite will scratch, but it’s always possible. To minimize risk, always use a cutting board when preparing food.

Since quartzite is a porous stone, it needs to be sealed and resealed regularly. This maintains its resistance to liquid damage and stains.

Also, it’s not likely that your quartzite slab will chip, but if it does, repairs are possible. All you need to do is glue the chipped piece back into place, and your slab is as good as new.

Location of Quartzite

Some countertops only perform well indoors, but that’s not the case for quartzite. This natural stone works just as well for your outdoor kitchen as it does inside. One of the main reasons it can be placed outside is that it has no issue with direct sunlight. As long as you keep it sealed, it will have no problem with rain, snow, or other elements either.

Caring for Quartzite

Quartzite is not a fussy stone at all; it doesn’t require much care. You don’t need any special chemicals to make sure it stays clean—all you need is soap and water. If you wipe it down with a gentle cloth each day, it’ll shine for years.

As we said previously, quartzite is porous and does need to be sealed. It is at a higher risk of damage if it goes unsealed.

To reduce the likelihood of stains occurring, we recommend cleaning up spills right away and using coasters to prevent water rings from showing up.

Making Quartzite Your Own

At WS Granite Tops, we love quartzite slabs and think that they look great in all types of kitchens and bathrooms. They can even raise the resale value of your home! To learn more about this durable, beautiful stone that can last in your home for generations, get in touch with us today.

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