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Ultra-Durable, Sparkling Quartzite Countertops

Why Quartzite?

Quartzite is an extremely hard and durable natural stone, ideal for any countertop surface because of its long-lasting strength and composition. The quartz pieces, when heated, recrystallize to form outstandingly decorative and beautiful, sparkling patterns, making quartzite aesthetically desirable by many home owners. Being naturally white in color, but having impurities mixed in, gorgeous colors and patterns can be created. The solid reasons behind quartzite being a popular choice for kitchen and bathrooms countertops include its exotic beauty, sparkling surface, durability and overall strength.

Being even harder than glass, it is strongly resistant to heat and cannot be etched by acids or water. With regular cleaning and occasional sealing, quartzite countertops keep your kitchens and bathroom vanities shining for a number of years to come.

The Composition of Quartzite Countertops

Specifically, quartzite is a naturally found metaphoric rock, or a natural stone, in general. It is created when sandstone undergoes extreme pressure and heat under the earth’s crust. The quartzite is mined and sewn into the slabs that are precisely cut into countertops. The surfaces are professionally polished and sealed for ensuring beautiful appearance and durability.

Don’t confuse quartz with quartzite as quartz countertops are mostly re-engineered countertops, manufactured from natural quartz and artificial materials including pigments and binder.

How expensive is Quartzite?

On average, the cost of quartzite countertops is equal to that of quartz, i.e. $45 to $95 per square foot. The price can be as low as $40 to $60 per square foot, for low-quality material.

Keep in mind that in complex projects, quartzite countertops may cost more, since it must be cut by diamond blades to form countertops, which takes time and labor. On the other hand, quartz can just be molded to form literally any shape.

Quartz vs. Quartzite Countertops

  • As discussed above, the quartzite and quartz countertops are almost equal in terms of cost; however, in complex jobs, quartzite may be more expensive.
  • In terms of appearance, if you want a natural stone to feel like granite or marble, quartzite is probably a good choice; however, if you want a diverse range of patterns and colors to choose from, quartz gives you more options.
  • Quartzite is more durable and harder than quartz and resists heat very well. The resin used in the production of quartz countertops is mostly plastic based, making it prone to melting at a temperature of 300 degrees Fahrenheit. However, quartz is more resistant to chipping and denting due to its higher flexibility than quartzite.
  • Easy maintenance is one of the main benefits with quartz countertops, while quartzite needs little more maintenance efforts, requiring sealing at the time of installation and re-sealing at least once a year. Being a natural stone like graphite and marble, quartzite is porous in nature and may stain if not sealed in a timely manner.

Exotic Range of Quartzite Countertops Available at Granite Depot

Granite Depot specializes in kitchen countertops. We constantly innovate and bring the most exotic designs in Quartzite countertops category, making your kitchens and bathrooms a completely transformed space. A wide range of colors is offered to choose from, to get your dream countertop.

We also offer a huge range of other stone countertop collection including Granite, Quartz, Marble, Silestone, Recycled Glass, Limestone, Slate & Engineered Stone.

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