How we decided on Quartzite countertops and how to care for them

Posted By: Choice Granite & Kitchen Cabinets Inc - Los Angeles

November 23, 2022

How we decided on Quartzite countertops and how to care for them

So, you’ve finally decided to upgrade your kitchen countertops. Maybe you’ve been looking for a while and found just the right home for your new counters. Or maybe you saw an Instagram post of someone else’s quartzite slab in action and it was all over for you. Either way, if you’re about to embark on a similar journey, then this article is for you! The decision to replace or renovate our kitchen countertops isn’t one that we took lightly – after all, our cabinets are what give the space its overall look and feel. But with age comes wear and tear: Our old cabinets had become discolored from using oils and fats as natural detergents, leaving unsightly streaks of grease in their wake. And when we started planning our renovation, the idea of replacing them with something new wasn’t one we could put off any longer.

Quartzite countertops in Los Angeles

After much research, we opted for Quartzite countertops – a material known for its durability and resistance to scratching. The kitchen was gutted and the old cabinetry was removed in favor of a new quartzite wall. Now, we get to enjoy our progress from day one with the luxury of quartzite countertops!

What’s the difference between quartz and quartzite?

Phew, that was a lot of information! So, what is quartz and what’s the difference between it and quartzite? Quartz is the natural form of crystalline silicon dioxide – a type of silica. Quartzite is an igneous rock that contains more than 50 percent quartz. The most notable difference between quartz and quartzite is their coloring: Quartz has a light-gray or white color, whereas quartzite ranges from dark gray to black. However, both contain the same properties. In terms of durability, both are extremely durable materials used in kitchens because they are resistant to heat, scratches and stains. Quartzite also offers some advantages over quartz countertops: It can be cut into slabs that have interesting patterns and looks great in combination with other colors such as natural stone.

What are the benefits of a quartzite countertop?

Quartzite countertops offer a variety of advantages. With the natural properties of quartzite, they are an environmentally friendly choice. Quartzite is also resistant to stains and scratches, unlike other materials like granite or marble. The surface is also easily cleaned using soap and water, because it doesn’t absorb liquids like many other countertop materials. And because quartzite is durable and nonporous, it’s easy on your kitchen appliances. But what about care? We selected the Quartzite line from Cambria for its durability, stain resistance, and ease of maintenance – all qualities that made it a perfect fit for our new countertops! To use these features effectively in your own kitchen, follow these simple steps: Clean the top with warm soapy water and a sponge before applying any sealer to make sure you have a clean surface to work with; Apply a thin layer of sealer (we recommend Cambria’s Quartzite Protection Plus) to all surfaces after cleaning; Scrub away any scratches or damage completely with a small-to-medium grit sandpaper; Wipe down the surface with diluted bleach and water solution to kill off any stubborn stains; To maintain the look of your quartzite slabs, avoid exposing them to harsh chemicals or abrasives which can discolor them.

Is quartzite better than granite?

Quartzite is a type of quartz that is often used for countertops. Quartzite is easier to care for than granite, and it can be polished to a shine so you can make your kitchen look like it just came off the showroom floor. Consider quartzite if you’re looking for something durable, easy-to-care-for, and less expensive than granite. It’s also more forgiving than granite when it comes to scratches and chips – which means there’s less risk of having your beautiful new counters end up with unsightly marks. And finally, quartzite doesn’t retain heat as well as granite either – so it’ll cool down faster in hot summer months. There are a few things you’ll want to be aware of before installing quartzite: First, make sure that your cabinets are made of wood or composite material because quartzite will scratch them easily. Secondly, you may want to consider purchasing prefinished pieces instead of doing the project yourself – this will likely save you money on labor costs. Thirdly, make sure that the surface area of your cabinet or countertop is large enough for the slab size you’re considering; if not then you’ll need an extension piece between your counters and cabinets in order to give yourself extra room for cutting and installation.

Quartzite vs. Marble

So, which natural stone is right for you? Quartzite and marble are both beautiful, durable kitchen countertops that are made using the same material – quartz. But there are some key differences that should be considered when choosing one over the other. When it comes to looks and durability, quartzite is a clear favorite among homeowners. Its natural light-colored appearance gives our kitchens an airy feel and its hardness makes it resistant to stains, dents, and chips. Plus, it’s so easy to maintain! With as little as a wipe of your dust rag or damp cloth, you can remove any dirt or dust from the surface of your new slab without much effort.


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