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Quartzite Countertops

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Quartzite Countertops

Quartzite Countertops by Granite Grannies

Beautify Your Home With Our Elegant Stonework


At Granite Grannies, craftsmanship comes first. With an eye-catching and versatile quartzite countertop, your kitchen or deck can be the envy of all your neighbors.

Quartzite countertops are becoming increasingly popular with homeowners these days, especially in the United States, where it is relatively easy to mine from locations such as Utah, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.

When you choose quartzite for your countertops, you’re letting people know that you’ve got an eye, not only for good-looking stone, but for durability and resilience.

Quartzite countertops are perfect for:

  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Indoor Bars
  • Outdoor Bars
  • Deck Areas

Let’s get one thing out of the way before we start on the benefits of quartzite stone — quartz countertops and quartzite countertops are not the same thing. In fact, outside of the word “quartz”, they don’t have much in common at all.

It may surprise you to learn that quartz, when being used a building or crafting material at least, is actually a man-made creation made up of natural silicon dioxide and synthetic materials such as plastics or acrylics, along with pigments to give color to the mixture. Although “natural” quartz is the second most abundant mineral found on earth, it is almost never used by itself to craft stairs, walls, or countertops; instead, modern science found an easier way to implement quartz as a building material. When you see quartz countertops in a modern home, they will most definitely be synthetic creations.

Quartzite, on the other hand, is all natural. It is a form of quartz, but extreme pressure, heat, and time have turned it into a mineral that is actually much harder than its rocky progenitor. In fact, quartzite is even harder than granite, which makes it a perfect stone for kitchens and other areas of a home where durability is a necessity. Not only is quartzite scratch resistant, but it is also extremely heat resistant and stain resistant. If you’re one of those messy cooks, then quartzite may be the perfect stone for your countertops.

Unlike quartz, quartzite is limited in selection of colors and patterns. Due to the way it is formed, quartzite is generally white or pale grey, with dark streaks and slight lenses that give it a striped appearance. Depending on what other mineral may have been present when it formed, it can also be found in colors such as blue, yellow, orange, and green. Red and pink quartzite, for example, are common due to exposure to iron oxide.


Quartzite is versatile and looks fantastic when paired with almost all types of natural wood cabinets, so if you’re having problems picking a stone for your new countertops, why not go with quartzite?

If you are interested in quartzite countertops, contact the stone experts at Granite Grannies below. We’ll be glad to answer any questions you may have about this wonderful mineral, and we have access to a wide selection of different quartzite styles that will be sure to please the most demanding homeowner.