Quartzite has a marble-like appearance and is extremely durable making it a popular countertop selection.
Love that Marble look but can't bring yourself to live with the maintenance, then Quartzite might be the answer for you. Extremely hard, this natural stone stands up well to the heavy use of a busy kitchen. Commonly referred to as a marble lookalike, it does not etch or stain and performs more like Granite. It comes in many colors, and frequently has a white or gray background with marble-like veining. Not to be confused with Quartz, or Engineered stone, Quartzite is a natural stone and is becoming the designer's go to choice in homes that want a light grey and white stone look, The same impregnating sealer is used for Quartzite as is used for Granite. Care must be taken to ensure that you are getting a true Quartzite as many stones are being labeled "Quartzite" but are truly a hard Marble. Johnson Granite can help determine this. The beauty of Quartzite in your home will definitely make it stand out and you will be the talk of your friends.