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Differences Between Quartz and Quartzite Countertops

Category: Stone Knowledge Updated: 2023/6/5 Views  Views: 136       Likes  Likes: 6

Understanding the difference between quartz and quartzite will help you understand what you want.

* Quartzite is a natural store formed beneath the earth's surface. It is a metamorphic rock made from quartz sandstone whereas quartz is an engineered stone formed by combining 90 ground quartz with 8-10 resins, polymers and pigments.

* Quartzite is only available in neutral colours like white, black, brown and beige. Quartz comes in a wide spectrum of shades, including deep pink, violet and orange, by adding pigments.

* Quartzite is more scratch and acid resistant than quartz.

* Quartzite won't get damaged if hot pots or pans are placed directly on it. On the other hand, the resins in quartz will melt and leave a permanent mark if a hot object is placed directly on it.

* Quartz is less expensive than quartzite because of the complexity of transforming mined quartzite into slabs.

Quartzite is a versatile countertop material that works wonder in both kitchens and bathrooms thanks to its durability and resilience. Consider all the pros and cons of quartzite before making a decision. It is perfect for those looking for a sturdy natural stone that mimics marble and matches the earthy tone of their home. However, it's not a good choice for those looking for countertop materials on a budget who want to install it themselves.

Keywords: Quartz Countertops, Quartzite Countertops, Quartz Slabs, Quartzite Slabs

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