When it comes to luxury kitchens, choosing the perfect countertop material for your lifestyle is important. While quartz countertops have been a favorite throughout the years, quartzite countertops are making a splash and offering homeowners more options, elegance, and durability. Let’s take a look at quartzite!
What is Quartzite?
Quartzite is a naturally occurring metamorphic rock. It’s created when sandstone is subjected to intense pressure and heat caused by tectonic plate compression in the Earth’s crust. The stone is mined and then made into slabs which are later cut to become your luxury countertops! Quartzite countertops are sealed for long-lasting beauty and durability.
Natural quartzite tends to be white or gray with hints of brown and black. This pairs beautifully with today’s gray, blue, and modern farmhouse trends – as well as can help you achieve a classic sophisticated look in any kitchen. Natural quartzite has the look of marble. However, it acts like granite in durability and doesn’t scratch or etch the way other natural stones can. It also withstands heat and isn’t endangered if you place hot items atop it. The veining of each stone, which varies from slab to slab, provides some of the most exquisite patterns. Because of this, there will never be two slabs that are the same! This allows your kitchen or bathroom a high-end feel that is customizable and always opulent. With all of these amazing factors, this is an upscale-stone that isn’t matched by any other stone countertop.
Is Quartzite a good investment?
Quartzite can be costly, but the quality and look are unequaled and will last! This investment is absolutely worth it because the longevity alone – not just the beauty – will keep your home shining for years to come.
How do you take care of Quartzite?
Natural quartzite's hardness protects it from etching and scratching, but it is important to remember that taking care of luxury items is always important. As a natural stone, it needs sealing to help it resist stains. Beyond that, though, natural quartzite care is both easy and simple. Make sure to wipe it frequently with a damp cloth and only use mild soaps or stone cleaners. White it is difficult to scratch natural quartzite, avoid abrasives to maintain the brand-new appearance of your countertop.
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I highly recommend this beautiful, long-lasting stone for all of your kitchen and bathroom countertops. I’d love to help you pick out the perfect one for your home. Live your luxury.
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Schedule a consultation with luxury interior designer, Amber Golob, by contacting her at Amber@AmberGolob.com or calling 773-960-0498.
Blog written by Kyle Thomas.