extremely hard and durable surfaces
Custom Quartzite to Match Any Aesthetic
If you’re hunting for show-stopping countertops for your kitchen or bathroom remodel, quartzite may be the perfect option. Quartzite is a non-foliated metamorphic rock that primarily consists of quartz and is incredibly strong. The stone is formed when quartz-rich sandstone is altered by heat, pressure, and chemical activity, a process which creates intricate patterns that are unique to each slab.
Benefits of Quartzite Countertops
Defining why quartzite provides an advantage as a countertop is simple: From aesthetics to physical perks, there are hundreds of reasons to fall in love with this natural stone.
Quartzite Countertop Considerations
It’s best to review all options as you consider which natural stone countertops will be the best for your kitchen or bathroom remodel. You’ll want to come to your showroom or interior design partner with an understanding of the types of activities and stressors you’re expecting your countertops to handle. A professional can then help you determine whether your number one choice can accommodate your needs. In the meantime, here are some pros and cons of quartzite countertops to help you get a base idea of what they’re known to handle.
Pros Quartzite Countertops
Cons of Quartzite Countertops
With quartzite primarily giving you white and gray color options, you can easily aim for a more modern and minimalistic look in your kitchen or bathroom. Brighten up the room with these lighter colors, or use your gray options to give a smoky aesthetic that brings out your cabinets.
You can choose between bold colors or lighter blends, but you’ll often find distinct veining in quartzite. This gives you unique patterns with both simple and intricate designs.
Since quartzite often resembles marble, you can select a crystalline appearance that mimics marble but also provides a little extra sparkle.
Deciding the right edges on your countertops can help them last longer, minimize maintenance, and make or break your design aesthetic. An interior design expert can help you decide between these and other possible decorative countertop edges that might be available for your kitchen or bathroom renovation project. Here are a few of the most commonly used with quartzite to get your creativity flowing.
Bevel – The most popular bevel is a half-bevel edge, which gives you a clipped flat corner at a 45-degree angle. This is subtle yet stylish, and ideal for making sure spills don’t sit on your natural stone countertops.
Round Over and Double Round Over – Depending on whether you go with round or double round over edges, this option will make your countertops appear slightly thicker than it is. This is because the edge of the counter is sanded to round down and tuck under itself for a smooth look.
Half Bullnose – With a slight curve on the upper portion of your countertop, the half bullnose edge combines both bevel and round over to bring the best of both worlds. Get the perks of spillage running off easily as well as that slightly thicker appearance.
Maintaining Your quartzite
Similar to granite, quartzite is incredibly easy to clean and maintain. A few tips for preserving the quality of your granite are as follows.
Ready to See If Quartzite Might Be Right for Your Project?
If you’re ready to begin hunting for that perfect countertop choice, contact A&S Home Interiors with any questions you may have. Our team of experts will help you determine what will best fit your needs and budget. Set up an appointment to visit our showroom today.