Natural Quartzite Countertops
Looking for a naturally occurring stone surface that offers the aesthetic of marble and even more durability of granite? You’ve found it, it's called Quartzite and more and more homeowners are opting for this stunning surface to accommodate kitchen countertops, backsplashes, bathtubs and more.
There's no question as to why designers around the globe encourage the use of quartzite countertops in modern home finishes. Being a natural stone, each slab brings a unique pattern and array of colors, giving the space a personal touch while not compromising on functionality. Like marble, quartzite slabs display streaking and veining that occurs from the varying amounts of pressure during its formation and exospore to other minerals.
Why Choose Quartzite for Your Kitchen Countertop?
When looking for the ideal kitchen countertop, homeowners need a surface that can handle the day-to-day necessities while always being ready to be used as a full-scale culinary sanctuary. Some of the characteristics that make quartzite the ideal kitchen countertop include:
Durability: Quartzite is one of the most durable natural stones you can find and is known for being harder than granite or even steel. You don’t have to worry about it wearing down or causing problems in the short term.
Low porosity: Referring to the ratio of tiny spaces within the stone known as pores, quartzite again falls on the harder and more solid side of natural stone, prohibiting liquids, bacteria and other materials to build up inside the pores and eventually damaging/staining the surface.
Heat Resistant & Scratch Resistant: Quartzite's durability also plays a significant factor in resistance to high-heat, tough materials, chips, and scratches. Knives won't scratch your quartzite. In addition to all of our quartzite being properly sealed, you don’t have to worry about using the surface as your giant cutting board or transferring a hot dish from oven to countertop.
UV Resistant: Quartzite can be placed in outdoor living spaces and rooms with direct sunlight due to its resistance to UV rays. You do not have to worry about colors fading on the surface due to too much sun exposure.
Easy to Clean: When properly sealed, quartzite requires very little maintenance and can be cleaned by simply wiping it down with a damp cloth. Abrasive cleaners are not recommended.
The uses and opportunity of this versatile stone are endless, and we recommend you contact a natural stone professional at Gaia Stone Gallery for more questions on functionality, pricing and finding the right stone for your home renovation.