Today we will shed some light on quartzite countertops. When people think about kitchen countertops, often the default is granite, marble, and quartz. However, other options exist, such as IceStone & Vetrazzo and quartzite. If you’re a fan of classic countertops that can blend in with any home, this material may pique your interest. Here’s what you should know.
Quartzite Countertops Are Visually Appealing
The base color of this material is usually white or creme but can also reflect various beige tones. Its surface slabs come in multiple shades of white and gray, but you may also find other unique colors within the slabs, such as pink, blue, and green, and other hues, depending on the minerals and amount of iron oxide that are present. It also depends on the region that the stone came from and the stone’s age.
You, Will, Need to Seal Your Quartzite Countertop
Quartzite is a natural stone, not to get this material confused with its engineered soundalike “quartz.” You have to seal quartzite periodically, and as with any countertop material, you want to clean up spills right as soon as possible. As with other natural stones, you don’t need harsh cleaners to take care of quartzite countertops. All you need is mild soap and water. Also, while quartzite can hold up well to heat, we don’t recommend that you ever place hot pots directly on top of your countertop.
Quartzite Replicates Marble But Is As Durable (Or Even More Durable) As Granite
Quartzite can resemble marble, but it ranks higher in durability than marble. This material is also just as reliable as granite. However, if you’d like a darker countertop, granite is indeed the ideal choice. Quartzite doesn’t tend to come in heavy tones. Most color choices lean on the lighter or airer side. If you want to make your kitchen appear roomier, a quartzite countertop can play into this visually.
Is Quartz or Quartzite Better?
Quartz is undeniably ideal for commercial establishments and homes with busy kitchens. If your kids are constantly spilling things, you’ll appreciate quartz because it’s nonporous, stain-resistant, and you won’t have to seal it! Plus, quartz is one of the most durable options out of all countertop materials. However, some homeowners prefer the unique veining that natural stone boasts. If you don’t like your countertop looking too uniform or even, a natural stone like quartzite can offer you a lot of character and charm.
Questions About Quartzite Countertops?
If you’d like to see samples of quartzite countertop options, give us a call today. We’d love to set up an appointment so that you can visit our showroom!
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