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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

Man made quartz contains resin which is not heat safe. Hot pads or Trivets must be used to avoid issues. (They should also be used for crock pots as some can produce quite a bit of heat.). Quartz is very durable but all materials can scratch and stain as these are not covered by manufacturer’s warranties. All quartz (remnants excluded) comes with a manufacturer warranty. Some quartz companies require you to register your warranty. All warranty information is on-line at the manufacturer’s websites.”

  • Your new countertops can simply be cleaned with warm soapy water or any PH balanced cleaner and a soft sponge or cloth. No material (including quartz) is completely stain proof, so spills should be wiped up right away. Avoid using acidic cleaners that contain vinegar, lemon juice, bleach or ammonia. Avoid abrasive brushes, sponges, or dry cleansers. Rock Solid Granite Co seals all natural stones with a penetrating sealer to prevent staining. Your sealer will last 10+ years if you are using the right cleaners. 
  • Granite and quartz are both very hard materials which make them resistant to scratching. However, to avoid damage, refrain from using knives, screw drivers and other sharp objects directly on the surface. It’s best not to cut or chop directly on the surface. Never cut on marble, dolomite, or soapstone. 
  • All materials can chip or crack (even quartz) so take care in your kitchen, especially with heavy items in your sink.
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