The Benefits of a Quartzite Countertop

There are a lot of things to consider when purchasing a new countertop. The cost, the appearances and the required maintenance are among the factors that a homeowners must ponder before making this purchase. Choosing a quartzite countertop can help ensure you get the best deal possible. Here are some benefits to having a quartzite countertop:


Quartzite is a harder material than most countertops are made from, including granite, meaning it’s less likely to break or chip. It’s also denser, adding to its long-lasting nature. This means that even if you pay more up front for the quartzite, which is no guarantee, it will be a better deal in the long run because you won’t have to replace it for quite a long time.

Resistant to Change

Some other countertop materials are at risking of etching. This occurs when acidic substances such as lemon juice come into contact with stone surfaces that contain calcium carbonate, permanently changing the makeup and appearance of the stone. The acid eats away at the calcium carbonate makeup, dulling the stone. This does not happen with countertops made of quartzite – they are resistant to etching.

Another positive: quartzite is naturally UV resistant, meaning it will not be damaged by the sun, even over a long period of time.

Low Maintenance

In addition to not having to worry about chips and damage or etching and discoloration, quartzite won’t give you too much of a headache when it comes to cleaning. You should be able to get the job done with soap and water. In fact, any low pH cleaner and soft cloth should do the trick.

If you’re looking to have quartzite countertops installed in your home, MC Granite is here for you. Our professional staff will help you find the perfect material for your home. Get a free quote on our website or give us a call today.