The advantages of using natural stone like quartz over manufactured countertops like Formica and Corian are numerous. Quartzite stone countertop will even outperform granite countertops in terms of functionality.
Quartz surfaces combine the best characteristics of laminate countertops and natural stone surfaces into a single cutting-edge product. Quartz surfaces have only recently begun to appear on home remodeling projects, but their popularity is rapidly growing. Natural and engineered quartz’s market share has risen so quickly that granite quarries have petrified. For decades, granite has been the countertop of choice for interior designers and architects.
Natural quartz cut from monolithic blocks of stone harvested from quarries is used in a small percentage of quartzite stone countertops. The majority of quartz countertops sold today are made up of approximately 95% crushed quartz and 5% polymers. The infused materials produce countertops that are nearly scratch proof and nearly maintenance-free, and the process enables the counters to be available in designer colors ranging from translucent whites to sandy browns or monolithic blacks.
Most homeowners are enthralled by the color options. Because many kitchens have open floor plans that extend into dining and living areas, designers must coordinate countertop color choices with the rest of the house. Kitchen renovations with a natural flow into the rest of the home become a piece of cake.
The following are a few of the many advantages of quartzite stone countertops for designers:
Quartz is the most long-lasting countertop stone or manufactured countertop available.
Shower walls can be finished with quartz tiles or monolithic slabs.
There are designer color options available.
It is possible to design your own edges.
Quartzite stone countertops, unlike granite surfaces, do not require sealing.
Possibility of installing an under-mount sink
Faucets can be mounted directly to the counter.
Hot pots and pans can be placed on the counter’s working surface.
They pay for themselves by increasing the resale value of your home.
Bacteria have a more difficult time establishing themselves on quartz countertops than on any other type of countertop.
The best qualities of quartzite stone countertops are hidden beneath the surface. The majority of the benefits crystallize on the inside of the counter. Quartz countertops are the most durable counters you can install. If your counter is installed by a licensed home improvement contractor, most manufacturers will provide a warranty. Try doing it with a granite countertop.
Last but not least, do not pelt quartzite stone countertops with large diamonds, as this may cause the countertop to chip. Diamonds are one of the few natural minerals with a hardness greater than quartz.