The Allure of Quartzite Countertops

November 20, 2019
Photo of Quartzite Kitchen from Ciot

Quartzite Kitchen (Photo from Ciot )

 

Quartzite countertops are continuing to increase in popularity not only because they are absolutely stunning but they are also highly durable. Quartzite is a metamorphic rock that is formed from pure quartz sandstone making it resistant to weathering. For our clients who love the look of marble but want a lower maintenance surface, we suggest they consider quartzite countertops.

Below is a list of some of the top colors we sell to our homeowner clients:

 

  • Taj Mahal Quartzite

If you are looking for a creamy warm color for your countertop that mimics the look of marble, then Taj Mahal is a fantastic choice. Taj Mahal is one of the most well-known quartzite colors in the market.  And, even though its name would make you think it is quarried in India, it actually comes from Brazil.  As a matter of fact, most quartzite is quarried in Brazil.

Over the past couple of years, warmer color greys have become more popular in home design.  Taj Mahal is a perfect countertop choice for this color scheme.

Taj Mahal Quartzite

Taj Mahal Quartzite (Photo from Ciot)

  • Tahitian Cream Quartzite

Tahitian Cream quartzite has a creamy grey background with grey veining and a hint of gold.  Because it has a mix of both warm and cool colors, it works with almost any color palette in a kitchen or bathroom. It’s unique coloring and veining also makes it a statement piece for large kitchen islands.

Tahitian Cream Quartzite (Photo from Premier Surfaces)

  • Calacatta Quartzite

Like Calacatta marble, Calacatta quartzite is highly desirable as well with its warm creamy white background and dark veining. It looks incredible on white or dark-colored cabinetry.

Quartzite (Photo from Levantina)

 

  • Mont Blanc Quartzite

If you are looking for more of a crisp white background for your countertop with grey and gold veining, then Mont Blanc Quartzite is the color for you. This stunner pairs well with any kitchen design from modern to traditional.

Mont Blanc on the wall (Photo from Ciot)

Obviously, there are many quartzite colors to choose from and one color might have several different names.  One of our design consultants can assist you when you are looking for a specific color.  For the care and maintenance of your quartzite countertops, we suggest having us seal it and using pH balance dish soap for spills.

At the end of the day, you really can’t go wrong when choosing quartzite. With both its beauty and durability, it provides a timeless look to your kitchen or bathroom.

Quartzite Kitchen (Photo from Levantina)