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Quartzite

Quartzite, can we change the text to the following: “Quartzite is a natural stone that quite often looks like marble but with hardness and durability typically attributed to granite. It’s an ideal choice for West Michigan kitchens and baths because its natural tones and unique veining give it extraordinary beauty.

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Unlike quartz, which is man-made, quartzite is a naturally-occurring stone that forms when quartz-rich sandstone goes through a metamorphic transition from exposure to high temperatures and geologic pressure. During this process the sand grains are re-crystallized along with the silica which becomes the binding agent. The newly-formed quartzite is comprised of incredibly strong, interlocking quartz grains that give the stone its beauty and strength.

Quartzites are extremely popular due to their marble-like appearance and granite-like properties. Quartzites are composed predominately of natural quartz making it harder than granite and resistant to heat and scratches. Occasionally, some Quartzites can have trace amounts of calcium carbonate which can cause localized etching. You can help prevent this by cleaning up anything acidic, such as lemon juice or tomato juice, right away. Although we love them, Quartzites are more expensive than other materials and can sometimes be more finicky than other stones. Please speak with us for more information to determine if quartzite is right for your project.

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Quartzite Countertops

Although quartzite countertops are strong and durable, it’s best to cut or chop foods on a cutting board and not directly on its surface. This will prevent dulling your knives, as well.

Because quartzite is a porous material, you should seal your quartzite countertops annually to keep them beautiful and stain-free.

Even if you’ve sealed your quartzite countertops, you should wipe up any spills and moisture immediately

Even though they’re very strong and damage resistant, always use coasters, trivets and cooling racks as an added measure of protection.

To keep them looking beautiful and new, clean your quartzite countertops regularly with a mild soap and water or a gentle cleanser and wipe with a soft cloth or paper towel.

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