When updating your home, you may be considering many different types of countertops. You know your countertops are going to need to withstand the wear and tear of daily life. But, you’re also going to want your countertop to look stylish and fit your budget. With each having their own benefits and disadvantages, why choose Quartzite?
What is Quartzite?
Quartzite is a non-foliated metamorphic rock. Originally made with pure quartz sandstone, it is converted to quartzite through organic heating and pressure. Quartzite is typically white or grey although there can be variations of pink and red depending on the amount of iron oxide in the rock. There can even be shades of yellow, green, blue or orange depending on the presence of other minerals.
Benefits of Quartzite
Quartzite is made of natural stone meaning it is durable and resistant to wear and tear. Since it scores a 7 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, it is actually harder than granite. It is resistant to heat and moisture. The durability makes it perfect for the kitchen where you want your counter to be not only beautiful but stands up to daily use and cleaning. When it comes to the bathroom you want a countertop where quality and taste are important, quartzite can achieve this goal with ease and personality.
Quartzite maintains its color over time even when exposed to UV radiation from the sun. This means you’ll be getting to keep the color of your countertop exactly as you have it on the very first day. In addition, quartzite is also stain-resistant due to its low porosity – another reason you’ll be able to keep your countertops looking in tip-top shape. Quartzite is also adaptable and can be used for a variety of surfaces and spaces.
Love Marble but Not the Price Tag?
Quartzite is perfect for anyone who loves the look of marble but doesn’t love the price tag. Why pay a premium for your countertops? Quartzite is an affordable alternative that won’t force you to sacrifice style in order to save money. Most times, Quartzite looks so much like marble it will be hard to tell the difference.
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