Are you considering quartzite countertops for your home? If so, you're making a wise decision! Quartzite is a beautiful natural stone slab that can add elegance and style to any kitchen or bath. It's also highly durable and long-lasting, making it the perfect choice for busy families.
Sought after for its marble-like appearance, quartzite is a popular choice for countertops. It's available in a wide range of colors, from light and airy whites to deep and rich blacks. And because it's a natural stone, each slab is unique with its own veining patterns.
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What is the Difference Between Quartzite Countertops and Quartz Countertops?
Quartz and quartzite are two of the most popular stone countertop choices in Denver. They are also two of the most misunderstood natural stones. Many assume "quartz" is simply a shortened version of "quartzite," and that the two products are one and the same. But they are not. Understanding the difference between them and learning more about quartzite can help you decide which countertop material is appropriate for your needs.
What is Quartz?
Quartz is a manufactured material commonly sought after since it can give a consistent appearance. Engineered quartz is a high-quality, high-end, manufactured hard surface made of ground quartz, resin, and pigments that come in a variety of design styles and modern hues. Quartz is a preferred material for countertops due to its ease of cleaning, heat resistance, scratch resistance, and stain prevention.
What is Quartzite?
As mentioned, quartzite is a naturally occurring, metamorphic rock formed from Sandstone. A quartzite countertop is made from a single slab of stone that is cut, shaped, and polished to create a beautiful and functional countertop surface. Quartzite is one of the hardest natural stones available, making it an ideal choice for high-traffic areas such as kitchens. It is also heat resistant and can withstand direct contact with hot pans and pots without damage.
So, now that you know a little more about quartzite, are you ready to install quartzite countertops in your kitchen? If so, Denver Stone Plus is the perfect place to start your search! We have a wide selection of quartzite slabs to choose from, in a variety of colors and designs. We also offer professional installation services to ensure your new countertops look great and last for years to come.
Quartzite Kitchen Countertops
For all the reasons mentioned above, Quartzite makes an excellent surface for the kitchen.
- Quartzite wears well, so you don't have to worry about the long-term effects of moving pans and other kitchen gadgets around on the surface.
- Quartzite has natural heat resistance, so while you don't want to put red hot pots or pans directly onto any countertop material, quartzite is a LOT more forgiving than other materials like butcher block, laminate, wood veneer, etc.
- Since quartzite comes in a variety of colors, you can match it well with just about any kitchen design you can think of. It is going to look fantastic, and your imagination is the only limit.
That's just a few of the upsides of choosing quartzite to upgrade your kitchen's aesthetic. We have used quartzite to make everything from full waterfall kitchen islands, to counters and backsplashes, outdoor kitchens, hotplate inlays, and more. If you can visualize it, we can make it.
Quartzite Bathroom Countertops
When it comes to bathrooms, quartzite is again an excellent choice with a lot of flexibility. Some of the most popular ways that homeowners use quartzite in the bathroom include:
- Bathroom countertops
- Sink backsplashes
- Shower benches
- Shower floors
- Shower or bathtub walls
- General bathroom flooring or walls
Quartzite - or really any stone material - is such a great match for bathrooms. You don't need to worry about setting down a warm curling iron or blowdryer, it's easy to clean up cosmetics, soap scum, hair products, etc. Quartzite is a resilient material that will look great for decades with a minimal amount of care.
Denver Stone Plus has built everything from small vanities using quartzite remnant pieces, to full stone floor-to-ceiling bathrooms, shower benches, and more. There is no limit to what you can do with quartzite, and since we use all the same suppliers as the big guys - AND do all of our own design and fabrication in-house - we can tackle any project you can dream up. Our team has decades of experience, so you can be assured that your installation will be flawless.
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