Quartzite Countertops in Atlanta, North Georgia and Surrounding Areas.
A popular choice for both kitchens and bathrooms are Quartzite countertops, which is not to be confused with quartz. Both materials are popular choices for countertops, but they are not the same material. They offer differences in looks, durability, and care. Quartzite is a natural, metamorphic rock that is formed from sandstone and quartz together under intense heating and pressure. It undergoes a process of transformation similar to marble being formed from limestone. Quartz countertops are often called engineered countertops because they are fabricated from a combination of crushed natural quartz stone and a resin binder that holds the stone aggregate together. Pigments are added during the process to give the product its color.
Quartzite is harder than granite, so it is quite durable and withstands heat very well. Quartz is also hard, but not quite as hard as quartzite. However, because quartzite is a natural stone, it must be sealed before use and re-sealed once a year. When properly sealed and maintained, quartzite cleanup is as easy as a quartz countertop.
Generally, this extremely hard stone is mostly white or variations of grey with its own distinct patterns that give each slab a certain uniqueness that is so desirable in natural stone. Many slabs have colors variations with shades of pink, blue, green, orange and yellow. Since most of the finest quartzite is from Brazil, Granite Countertop Warehouse has developed strong relationships with the quarries to bring you the most sought after quartzite slabs at wholesale pricing. Additionally, we have the machinery and technology needed to fabricate this very hard stone to any specifications. To find out about quartzite countertops in Atlanta and North Georgia, call 678.809.5188 or email an experienced designer.