If you are considering a kitchen remodel, the most popular options are granite, sandstone and marble. Very rarely do remodelers consider quartzite. If you are considering a countertop re-vamp this year, we urge you to consider it!
If you are still confused between quartz and quartzite check this blog out: The Difference Between Quartzite and Quartz
Quartzite is a metamorphic rock formed from sandstone – created from heat and pressure. It can be “translucent” making it ideal for under-lighting and can range in price, anywhere from $70 to $250 per square foot.
Beauty: If you ask a designer, they will usually say the main advantage of quartzite is its beauty. The variety of subtle color and pattern makes it ideal for any style home.
Heat: Quartzite can stand up to heat, to an extent. Much like granite and other natural stones, prolonged high heat can cause damage.
Maintenance: High quality quartzite doesn’t need to be sealed. Due to the variety in quality, you may find your surfacing needing to be sealed twice a year to every 5 years.
Durability: Like any natural stone, quartzite is susceptible to staining, scratching and etching. Not to be confused with being brittle, quartzite’s strength aligns with that of granite and quartz varieties.
Maintenance: Like in all stone, a natural surface needs to be well taken care of. This means cleaning spills like grease, water, and acidic liquid immediately with a damp cloth, and avoiding harsh cleaners.
Installation: Quartzite, similarly to any countertop material should be installed by a professional to assure the best results and warranty protection.
Cost: On the higher end of natural stone, quartzite tends to cost more than granite and marble.
We hope you will take this information and consider quartzite for your next kitchen remodel! If you have any questions regarding quartzite advantages and disadvantages, contact us.