Quartzite Countertops

Quartzite is often confused with quartz but is actually a natural material. A metamorphic stone, quartzite is formed when sand is heated and compressed within the earth. Its patterns and coloring is more similar to marble than granite. Unlike marble, however, it is extremely hard and durable. If you like the look of marble but want something more wear resistant, quartzite is a great option for you.  Quartzite countertops are very durable and easy to care for. However, it is a porous material and will need to be sealed on a regular basis, similar to granite.

Quartzite is a beautiful and durable natural stone that mimics the patterns of marble. Luce di Luna quartzite island designed and installed for Messer Design + Construction, Austin, TX.

Pro’s of Quartzite Countertops

  • Extremely durable and long lasting
  • Looks like marble but easier to care for
  • Stain Resistant
  • Scratch resistant (knives won’t damage them)
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Scorch resistant (won’t burn if you place an oven hot pan on them)
  • Color will never fade
  • Can be installed indoors or outdoors

Con’s of Quartzite Countertops

  • More expensive than granite
  • Need to be sealed once a year to keep its water resistant properties
  • Lighter colors an be prone to staining if not properly sealed
  • Solid colors are limited, most granite colors contain movement and patterns