Quartzite Countertops — Trending Styles
Quartzite is a natural stone formed when quartz-rich sandstone is subjected to the intense heat and pressure typically occurring between intersecting tectonic plates within the Earth’s crust. Those conditions recrystallize the sand grains and silica, creating a matrix of interlocking quartz crystals that’s incredibly strong. Consequently, it’s not surprising that quartzite can and usually does rival the hardness of granite, yet its visual characteristics provide a more marblesque, quiet, timeless and sophisticated design result. That characteristic makes it a wonderful choice for high-use countertops. Plus, quartzite is naturally resistant to most chemicals and a variety of environmental conditions.
Pure quartzite is usually white to grey in color, but also occurs in shades of soft green, cream, blue, red and pink according to its content of other minerals such as iron oxide, zircon, rutile, and magnetite. Those mineral inclusions can impart a variety of unique rhythmic patterns and character that complement an array of design goals. Equally important, quartzite tones/hues and veining read more nuanced than “primary” and create a powerful yet subtle impression.
Some Factors to Keep In Mind When Considering Quartzite Countertops
Quartzite is available in highly-polished as well as what’s known as a “leathered” finish. Choice really depends on your personal design goals and how you intend to use the surface. Is it for a kitchen, a bathroom, office or mud room? Your Affinity Stoneworks Sales/Design consultant understands the array of important considerations that enable great results and will explain the options thoroughly so you can make the right decision for your specific needs.
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Among our hand-picked inventory of quartzite slabs, you’ll find some of the most beautiful colors, patterns and textures available anywhere. Then, exploring our extensive on-site collections of tiles, hardware, sinks, trims, corbels and accessories, you can choose complementing components to bring your entire vision into sharp focus. At each step, your Affinity Stoneworks Sales/Design consultant will help, will ask and answer questions, make suggestions and share ideas. And once you’ve made your choices, our expert fabrication and installation teams will bring your choices to life in the form of beautiful results.
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