QUARTZITE
QUARTZITE
FEATURED: TAJ MAHAL



WHY CHOOSE QUARTZITE?

Quartzite is a very hard, durable stone that’s harder than both quartz and granite. As a result, it can take more labor to cut the stone, but it’s a very stylistic stone with beautiful natural veining and designs. Each slab of quartzite is unique, giving your kitchen or bathroom a custom personality. Visit our LIVE INVENTORY to see all of the quartzite for your countertops or Book an appointment to visit our showroom, conveniently located between Greensboro and Winston-Salem, to browse our full slab inventory.

How durable is quartzite?  Quartzite is one of the hardest natural stones according to the Mohs scale.  It’s actually slightly harder than granite!  Quartzite is a metamorphic rock, composed mostly of quartz crystals, which is what makes it so hard.  Most quartzite is scratch-resistant and all quartzite is heat-resistant.  Quartzite has been gaining rapid popularity in recent years due to its hard nature and often exotic looks.  It offers a timeless, natural look similar to many marbles—plus the added durability that marble lacks.  Quartzite has been used for kitchen countertops for many years, although it was never as popular as it is now.  Slabs tend to have many natural veins, giving it unique patterns with subtle movements and often eye-catching colors.  Quartzite slabs can be found in a wide range of colors, including grey, white, beige, pink, yellow, blue, purple, orange, and brown.  Quartzite slabs are available in a polished finish, and sometimes leathered and honed finishes.

Where Quartzite is used? Quartzite is a good choice for all kinds of areas, even high-traffic areas!  Excellent uses for quartzite include kitchen countertops, bathroom vanity countertops, laundry room countertops, fireplace surrounds, staircases, thresholds, wall caps, shower seats, table tops, desktops, and more!

Once you’ve picked a quartzite color for your countertop or other project, the next step is to pick an edge profile!  We offer a solid selection of edge profiles to go along with the style you’re seeking.  Ask us which edge profiles we recommend!

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CARE & MAINTENANCE

Cleaning your quartzite countertops after each use (or at least daily) is recommended. Use warm, soapy water or any ammonia-free and bleach-free cleaning solution to wipe up dirt, spills, or any other residue.  Feel free to also use any product specifically marketed as a quartzite cleaner or quartzite-safe product.  You can also ask us about our 3-in-1 “Cleaner, Protector, Polisher”, available for purchase!

Sealing
In order to help protect your quartzite, a sealer solution applied (either the standard 1-year or upgraded 15-year option, depending on your selection) at the time of fabrication.  The sealer prevents liquid absorption and staining.  If you select the standard 1-year sealer, you must remember to re-seal the quartzite one year after our factory sealer was applied.  A properly applied sealer will cause water to bead up on the surface of the stone, rather than penetrate the stone.

Heat
Quartzite is a heat-resistant stone.  This gives you the ability to place hot pots directly on the surface. However, it is best practice to use a heat trivet as extra protection.  As with any product, quartzite not indestructible.

Scratching
Quartzite is a dense, durable stone; however, some quartzites are susceptible to scratching.  Avoid using sharp knives and other sharp objects directly on your countertops. When cutting/chopping, it is best practice to use a cutting board.

Staining
Quartzite is a dense stone, thus making it more resistant to staining; however, liquids can still penetrate the surface if allowed to sit for long enough.  Sealer helps prevent liquid absorption.  It is best practice to clean up liquid spills immediately, especially spills such as coffee, red wine, vinegar, lemon juice, or strong soaps and detergents.  If you begin to notice discoloration or watermarks on your quartzite, please contact us as soon as possible.

Durability
Quartzite can chip or break if impacted by a heavy object.  Do not stand on your countertop or bang items against it.  Use care when placing large or heavy objects on your countertops.

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Browse some of our most popular quartzite colors for countertops and other projects.  Remember that because quartzite is a natural stone, slabs may vary from the images you see online. No two slabs of natural stone are identical.  Book an appointment to visit our showroom to browse our slab yard.

The colors listed below are just a few of the hundreds of quartzite colors available.  These colors are not guaranteed to be in-stock. 

Visit our LIVE INVENTORY page to browse our current inventory of quartzite slabs.