Why Quartzite Makes a Great Kitchen Countertop

One of the best ways to spruce up your kitchen is a new countertop installation. Countertop materials vary in color, texture, style, price, and functionality, so it is important to select the right one for the busiest room in your home. If you are looking for a durable material with plenty of versatility, quartzite kitchen countertops are an excellent option.

Quartzite is not the same as quartz, another popular countertop material for homeowners. While quartz is a man-made, engineered stone, quartzite is entirely natural. Quartzite is a very hard metamorphic rock.

You can be confident that quartzite kitchen countertops are right for your home as you consider the benefits.


Granite is a long-lasting stone, making it one of the leading choices for naturally-sourced kitchen countertops. Quartzite is even sturdier than granite, thanks to its formation deep within the earth. It is a product of intense pressure and heat in the Earth’s crust that strengthens it over thousands of years, so it holds up very well for years in any kitchen environment.

The stone is resistant to etching and cracks. It will last for years with adequate maintenance, even with daily use.

Mimics the Look of Marble

People often dream of using marble slabs for their kitchen countertops because of the stone’s luxurious appeal, but end up shying away from doing so due to the stone’s very soft nature. White quartzite kitchen countertops have the benefit of closely resembling high-end marble, but with much more added durability. Quartzite countertops are much less prone to staining, etching, and scratching.

Cost and Availability

Quartzite slabs require fabrication to match your kitchen design, so it is a common find at most stone yards. Though the material tends to be more expensive than granite, it’s sometimes not as expensive as other natural stones, such as marble. The wide availability and increasing demand mean the market is driving these prices ever lower for more affordable quartzite kitchen countertops. As with any type of stone, remember that there is a vast range of prices available to consumers. Make sure that you consult with our Sales Team if you’re trying to stick within a budget when looking for quartzite slabs.

Low Maintenance

It doesn’t take much to keep quartzite kitchen countertops looking beautiful. The material stays clean with a regular wipe down of warm water, soap, and a soft cloth. It is best to avoid abrasive chemical cleaners because these can cause permanent damage to the stone over time.

Some quartzites are more porous than others, and these more porous stones will absorb liquids and be vulnerable to stains. If you do choose quartzite countertops with higher porosity, we highly suggest that you choose to upgrade to our 15-year sealer so that you do not have to worry about potential staining down the road.


Quartzite kitchen countertops will complement your kitchen design, no matter the style or layout. The natural stone comes in various colors and patterns, with most slabs consisting of shades of black, white, cream, and brown. There are also many beautiful, exotic quartzites that have pinks, greens, blues, and purples! Whatever your aesthetic preference, you’ll find a quartzite to match.

Marble Granite World: Custom Installation

If you’re ready to upgrade your home with quartzite kitchen countertops, call Marble Granite World in Kernersville, NC. For over 50 years, our professionals have been serving clients throughout Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, Burlington, and beyond!

Our facility has a wide array of quartzite, granite, marble, and other high-quality natural and engineered stone for any remodeling project. Our professionals handle the entire process, including design, fabrication, and installation.

Schedule a consultation with a Marble Granite World expert today at 336-992-5214.

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