What is Quartzite?

Quartzite is a natural stone with high quartz content, giving it a fantastic shimmering quality that brings a sense of movement and energy. While it can have several hues, the most common quartzite slabs are predominantly white or gray.

What are the Pros of Quartzite?

  • This countertop doesn’t break down in sunlight, making it an excellent option for outdoor kitchens.
  • It is more durable than marble, and as a harder stone, it is difficult to damage and wears very well over time.
  • It is naturally heat and bacteria-resistant.
  • If you don’t like the dark flecks of granite, you can choose this option, which is just as strong as granite.
  • There is a lot of depth and dimension in the stone, its beauty unparalleled by any man-made surface.
  • Due to its hardness, Quartzites are not likely to be etched by acidic foods.

What are the Cons of Quartzite?

  • Quartzite is another porous stone, so it requires a sealant.
  • Like granite, harder than marble, Quartzite is more scratch and stain resistant than other natural stones. However, we recommend using a cutting board to avoid impacting the sealant.

How to Care and Maintain Quartzite

Quartzite is low-maintenance.

  • Daily cleaning can be handled simply with mild dish soap and water.
  • Avoid citrus cleaners as they will expedite the wearing off of the sealer’s coat.
  • Quartzite is a very hard, durable stone requiring little TLC.
  • Since quartzites are a natural stone they are porous (just not as porous as marble!), and will require sealing.
  • We will apply a sealer when we fabricate your countertops.
  • Once the sealer wears off, re-applying a fresh coat of sealer is an easy DIY task.
  • No need to hire a professional to re-seal your stone!

The Best Uses of Quartzite

  • You can use quartzite just like any other natural stone.
  • The only difference is that you can use quartzite outside (with either a honed or antiqued finish).
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