You’ve heard of granite. You’ve heard of quartz. But, have you heard of quartzite countertops? Quartzite is produced using natural stone versus engineered stone like traditional quartz countertops. The natural mined slabs allow for precision with cutting and a unique aesthetic appeal that many desire.

Furthermore, quartzite is a tough competitor against the popular granite countertop. Although it’s a bit more expensive than granite, quartzite provides many of the same features, but with higher quality in the areas that people desire.

Hardness and durability

One of the most appealing features of granite countertops is the level of durability it provides. This property comes in handy for high-traffic areas such a restaurant bar tops and kitchens. However, you may be surprised to learn that granite is not the only option. Quartzite countertops, believe it or not, provide a higher level of hardness than granite countertops.

With the ability to dodge cracks, scratches, and withstand heat, quartzite is a fierce competitor with granite. However, it’s important to note that granite holds up exceptionally well in this category as well. When comparing the two, quartzite is one of the most durable, but the two stones are pretty evenly matched.


Unlike other types of natural stones, quartzite countertops require very little maintenance. With warm soapy water, your countertops will look as new as the day they were installed. Another significant benefit is the elimination of future sealing. Unlike several other natural stones, quartzite holds up extremely well over time, without the added worry of resealing.

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Looks like marble

If you love the properties that come with granite, but the look of marble, then quartzite is your stone! Like marble, quartzite comes in an array of colors sure to fit seamlessly into any décor. Furthermore, quartzite provides much higher levels of durability and much lower requirements for maintenance than marble.

Now that you’ve committed to quartzite countertops, it’s time to contact ItalMarble. Since 1985, our family-owned and operated business has provided custom stone solutions with elegance and class. Creating unique, functional designs through a collaborative approach brings our clients peace of mind.

For more information contact our team today at (781) 595-4859.

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