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Quartzite Worktops

An increasingly popular choice of stone.

Upgrading your kitchen can come with many challenges in your path – and choosing the worktops can be a tricky decision. Worktops are constantly in use, so you need to pick worktops made of highly durable material to withstand regular wear and tear.

That is why many people opt for quartzite for their kitchen worktop – but if you don’t know much about quartzite worktops, you might feel a little lost. 

To have all your questions answered – keep reading.

Quartzite Worktops​ About

Best Selling Quartzite Slabs

Fusion Verde Quartzite STW FUSIVE

Fusion Verde Quartzite

£1201 - £1800

Blue Jeans Quartzite STW BLUEJE

Blue Jeans Quartzite

£1000 - £1200

Brasiliano Quartzite STW BRASIL

Brasiliano Quartzite

£1000 - £1200

Breccia Imperiale Quartzite STW BRECIM

Breccia Imperiale Quartzite

£1000 - £1200

Calacatta Brazil Quartzite STW CALABR

Calacatta Brazil Quartzite

£1000 - £1200

Corteccia Quartzite STW CORTEC

Corteccia Quartzite

£1000 - £1200

Cristallo Quartzite STW CRISTAL

Cristallo Quartzite

£1000 - £1200

Dover White Quartzite STW DOVEWH

Dover White Quartzite

£1000 - £1200

What is Quartzite?

Quartzite is a type of metamorphic rock made out of quartz sandstone naturally through a process called metamorphism. 

The quartz-rich sandstone is a natural stone found deep under the ground, and under the pressure and high temperatures, it turns into a rock we know as quartzite.

During the metamorphism process, the grains of the sandstone are packed together, making the rock rather tough. 

Many people believe that quartz and quartzite are the same things, but they are somewhat different.

Quartz is a man-made stone – as it’s altered to make it more durable using resin. Quartzite is a metamorphic stone, and it’s found in nature in the form we know it. However, they share the same base – the quartz sandstone.

Quartzite worksurfaces have been in demand in the past few years more than ever.

That is mainly because this type of stone is highly durable and attractive – as it can add that dash of elegance and beauty to your kitchen, you have been looking for.

Quartzite Worktops​ What Is Quartzite

Benefits of having a Quartzite Worktop

Quartzite stone might be ideal for people looking for a veining and swirling countertop. It offers beauty and a luxurious look as a natural stone such as granite, but it is much more affordable. However, quartzite isn’t as sensitive, and it’s generally a more durable option than granite.

Quartzite Worktops​ Benefits Of Having A Quartzite Worktop

Low Maintenance

Quartz is practical and comes in a wide variety of colours so that it can fit in any style of kitchen – from elegant to vintage. It looks luxurious and will add a touch of glamour to your kitchen area.

Water & Heat Resistance

A quartzite worktop is also water-resistant, so it won’t pick up spills and stains while you’re cooking a meal. Another critical point is that it’s heat-resistant, so if you’re in a rush and put a hot pan directly on the stone, it won’t crack or change colours.

Scratch Resistant

Quartzite is also pretty scratch-resistant, so you don’t have to stress when you see your children cutting fruit without a cutting board. It’s generally hard to damage the the seal so can handle most day to day contact with sharp objects which is undoubtedly an upside if you have children still learning their way around the kitchen.

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Things to consider about Quartzite

There are several things you will need to consider if you are serious about natural quartzite.

The Thickness

Before you decide on anything else regarding your kitchen counters, think about the thickness of your work surfaces or the kitchen worktops. 

Kitchen worktops are constantly in use and can get damaged easier if they are thin. 

A thicker piece of quartzite is ideal for kitchen worktops, as this natural stone is more durable than marble, and its durability can almost match that of granite.

However, you shouldn’t stress too much if you can only stick to the average thickness – quartzite worktops don’t have to be extremely thick to be durable.

Most quartzite worksurfaces can be made airtight, and what’s even better – quartzite worktops won’t stain easily. 

Typically, quartzite worktops are 20mm or 30mm thick, and if you decide to go for the thicker option, it all comes down to your preferences. 

However, if you are unsure about the thickness you want to go with, contact us and ask for our help!

Quartzite Worktops​ Things To Consider About Quartzite Worktops The Thickness

Colours

Quartzite is available in a wide range of colours and finishes which makes iit a great addition to your freshly-renovated kitchen. There are so many colour options – from Blue Jeans to Taj Mahal and Patagonia.

It all comes down to what you want and what colour would suit your kitchen the best. It’s principal to keep in mind that the quartzite countertops will be central in your kitchen and catch everyone’s eye.

Because of that, you should choose the colour carefully to ensure that the countertops look flush with your kitchen. 

If you want something elegant and subtle, perhaps the quartz composite will be a better option. On the other hand, if you want your countertops to pop, quartzite countertops are the go-to option.

Practicality

Colours and thickness are the main things to consider, but so is practicality – and there are a few things regarding practicality you will need to keep in mind.

The first thing is – your kitchen worktop has to come last. You will need to install the appliances – all of them before you get started on the cutting of the quartzite surfaces. This way, your quartzite worktops can be cut precisely to fit perfectly into your new kitchen.

This may not be the case with other stones, but it’s the way with quartzite stones. While installing the appliances, you can think about the edges you want to go with. 

You can pick a rounded waterfall, standard, or even something out-of-the-box, such as the pencil edge – it all comes down to what you want and what form you want to see in your kitchen every day.

 

Maintaining natural Quartzite

Proper care of the quartzite kitchen worktops is the key to ensuring your kitchen worktop lasts a long time. Many people make a mistake when it comes to cleaning rather than anything else.

A quartzite worktop needs to be cleaned with a gentle surface cleaner – it would be best if the surface cleaner is pH-neutral. Abrasive cleaners, bleach, or acidic substances can damage the surface seal of your kitchen worktops if they are made of quartzite and marble.

Use warm water and a soft sponge to clean the worktop. Once done, use a dry microfibre cloth to buff the surface and make the gorgeous colours pop again. Please refrain from using abrasives or rough cloths to clean, as they can damage the colours and patterns.

Another critical point for the maintenance of quartzite worktops is to wipe up spills as soon as they happen, despite quartzite being an acid-resistant material. 

The seal layers cannot be damaged by the chemical activity of being exposed to acid, so you can lay back and relax without the worry you might accidentally ruin your quartzite worktops.

You can chop up your veggies on the quartzite without fearing the worktop might become damaged, but you should still use a cutting board. Quartzites won’t be damaged from cutting on it, but your knife sharpness will suffer.

Quartzite Worktops​ Maintaining Natural Quartzite Worktops

Final Thoughts

Quartzite stone is the right blend of luxury and beauty, and the material is similar to marble. However, it has essential advantages – it’s relatively non-porous, so it doesn’t stain, the maintenance is easier, it’s more affordable and it comes in a decent range of more colours. 

Quartzite is certainly the way to go if you are looking for heat-resistant worktops for your kitchen or bathroom. Its gorgeous colours, such as the Taj Mahal can upgrade the room’s entire appearance.

If you have any more questions about quartzite countertops or the quartz stone, get in touch with our customer service and they will give you the answers you have been looking for – from the hardness of the stone to a free quote!

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We offer a broad range of high-quality worktops at affordable prices. Simply choose your material and style and get in touch for a tailored quote. 

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Survey

For the best results, a member of our team will carry out an on-site survey to template your chosen worktop before the fabrication process begins.

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Manufacture

We’ll then manufacture your bespoke worktop, made from the highest quality materials, for a professional and long-lasting result to enhance your home. 

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Our highly skilled installers will fit your custom-made granite, marble or quartz worktop, ensuring a fantastic finish you can be proud of.

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