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Quartzite … What’s the Difference?!

These days there are so many options for stone, solid surface material, and the like! 
How do you choose??
Here’s our low down — to be brief:
Granite – Natural material that usually has quite a bit of movement to it and comes in a variety of colors
Quartz – Man made solid surface material that has a regular pattern or no pattern at all. Can come in lots of light colors as well, which is nice 😉
Quartzite – Our feature for today! – Pure quartzite usually comes in a variety of white to gray color ways, while some can vary depending on the natural surroundings.
We recently went “shopping” with a client for the perfect quartzite slab for her kitchen. 
These were some we found 😉
Can you guess why we love quartzite? 
Yep, you got it … it’s gray and white! The patterns can vary from linear looks to busier to not much at all. There’s something for everyone.
How usable is quartzite?? 
It is actually a harder stone than granite!
The main “flaw” you will find in quartzite is its tendency to etch in certain areas
– This can be due to acid or other substances used in the kitchen. 
BUT good news — this can be prevented!!
 – By using a honed finish instead of a polished finish. 
Honed surfaces on harder materials are much more durable for quartzite kitchen countertops.

Have you jumped on the quartzite bandwagon yet?? Jump with US!

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