This material is a natural stone harvested from the earth in its natural form. Quartz is one the strongest natural materials available for custom countertops. It is resistant to scratching etching and to many of the treatments we can subject it to in our kitchen & Bathroom environment.
The Look Of Quartzite
Quartzite countertops are formed from pressure and heat and formed with material that is a mix of both the limestones from marble and the heavy earth materials formed from heat. Because of these details the material is durable like granites but have a similar look to marbles.
Where can I use Quartzite for countertops?
Quartzite is suitable for all applications. Inside or out quartzite can be used for all kitchen and bathroom applications.
Quartzite Vs Quartz Countertops
Quartzite is a natural stone and Quartz countertops are a mix of plastic/epoxy binding the quartz material together. A natural stone needs to be sealed to prevent staining. Quartz does not need to be sealed because of the bonding agent but because of this bonding agent quartz cannot be exposed to heat and chemicals like a natural stone can.
Quartzite vs Granite countertops
Quartzite material is more attractive and marble-like because of the material makeup but with the additional heat during the creation of this material makes it almost as durable if not more in some cases that granite. This material is more dense and heavier than most granites.
Quartzite VS Marble Countertops
Quartzites are very similar in appearance to marbles but because of the addition of heat the material is more dense and stronger. Quartzites are more resistant to etching from the exposure of acids.
Cons of Quartzite
It is a heavy material so be sure that cabinets are able to support the material as well as it is a natural stone so it may have pits and fissures that need to be sealed. Although extremely resistant to heat it is always recommended to use heat dispuring for hot pots and other heat producing appliances. These things can interact with the sealers or cause issues with fissures that can easily be avoided.
Cost of Quartzite
Quartzites are a bit more expensive. Because they are harvested closer to where your typical limestones end and metamorphic rock begins access to this material and harvesting this material from the earth is more expensive. Because of basic supply and demand considerations this material tends to be more expensive to source and to install.
Use the kitchen designer to help you with the color selection process...
The Granite Kitchen Designer is designed to assist You with color selection. This is not going to exactly define the look of your kitchen but it will give you an idea of which colors will go best with each other by selecting your cabinet, wall, floor and granite you can pull your granite colors into the various elements of your kitchen. Note: some color names may differ by region.
Virtual Kitchen Designer
This kitchen designer provides access to the same colors but is in a 3d Applciation.
We provide you with an instant connection to your local granite countertops company.
We have great tools to help you to design your kitchen with the virtual kitchen designer
. When you are ready to see pricing select the instant Estimator
feature to get an idea of what it will cost for the stone that you choose. If you dont see the stone listed here be sure to check out the stone color selector
where you can view over 1000+ stones from all over the world. In the case that we do not have a local service provider in your area we offer you the option to connect to a local stone professional through a partner connection.
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