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Granite & Quartzite

Variations of quartzite

Quartzite can typically be found in shades of white and gray, however, there are other colors of quartzite. Variation in color is due to differences in mineral content.

How does granite form?

Granite is formed underground when magma cools. This allows for large crystals of minerals to develop. These crystals give granite its color. Granite is a very popular material for use in home remodeling projects and is seen in many kitchen and bathroom countertops. Granite can be found in a wide range of colors.

Variations of granite

Since granite can be found in so many styles, some can even give you the look of other natural stones like marble.
If you are looking for a better idea of the cost of either quartzite or granite, you should get an estimate. That said, in general, granite is a more affordable option than quartzite. Call Us (512) 669-5673 to schedule for an in home consultation.

Maintenance

Quartzite is incredibly durable and is the perfect material to choose if durability is your determining factor. A quartzite countertop is also very easy to clean, as you will only need soap and water. In terms of maintenance, having a quartzite countertop will be one of the easiest features of your house to maintain.

Granite, While it is not as durable as a quartzite countertop, a granite countertop is still very durable. Just like quartzite, granite is easy to clean. You can clean the surface using warm soapy water. Do not use anything harsh such as vinegar, bleach or Windex. Overall, granite is a very durable material that should stay in prime condition if cared for properly.

To determine which is the better option in terms of maintenance, the information above gives quartzite a slight advantage.

Resale Value

Having quartzite countertops can give your home increased value. The natural stone is highly sought after due to the qualities previously mentioned. As with any natural stone, if you take proper care of your quartzite countertops, any potential buyers will love to have the countertops as part of their home.

Where Should I Have Quartzite in my Home?

Quartzite will work well in many places throughout the home. Although it may particularly interest you to install quartzite countertops in your kitchen. The kitchen typically sees a heavy amount of traffic, so you will need a stone that is durable for the countertops.

Where Should I Have Granite in my Home?

Granite also works well throughout the home. Just like quartzite, you may receive the most benefit from having granite countertops in your kitchen. Granite will be able to sustain any wear and tear from the kitchen better than most other stones can. The primary reason is the material’s heat and stain resistance. When used in the kitchen, granite will require much less maintenance than most other stone countertops will. Granite can also be used as a table material, and you will be able to prepare food, eat and drink on the table because of the stone’s durability.
Quartzite and granite are two of the most popular countertop building materials. Both natural stones offer great benefits to homeowners. But what is the difference between both?

Installing any type of natural stone can help benefit a home renovation project. In addition to increase the home’s resale value.

There are many ways that you can use natural stone in the home, from kitchen and bathroom countertops and backsplashes to tables, and even flooring in some cases.

How does quartzite form?

Quartzite forms as a result of sandstone that has high quartz content being exposed to high amounts of heat and pressure. The natural stone is one of the densest materials you will be able to find. Keep in mind that quartzite is a natural stone, while the similarly named quartz is engineered stone. The two types of stone often get confused due to the similarity in name. However, be careful not to confuse the two because the properties of each are very different.

Appearance

Quartzite will give your countertop an elegant look. The stone’s looks have been compared to those of marble. However, quartzite can offer functional benefits that marble cannot.

Granite will give your countertop a stylish look, especially if you use it in the kitchen. The natural stone will instantly add appeal to any part of the house where it is used.
When it comes to appearance, granite gets the slight edge. Despite quartzite being a beautiful natural stone, granite offers more styles to choose from. 

Cost

Quartzite generally starts around $60 per square foot but can cost more if the type you choose is rarer.

Granite tends to cost a little less than quartzite. Granite can usually be found in the range of $40 to $100 per square foot installed. As with quartzite, this number can be on the higher end if the type of granite is rare.

Installation

To install both countertops, you will need to hire a professional. You will significantly lower the chance of any damages occurring during the installation process.

Resistance

If sealed correctly, your quartzite countertop will be moisture resistant. However, do not let water or any other liquids pool on the surface. The sealant does not last forever and you will need to reseal the countertop periodically.
When granite is properly sealed, the material will also be resistant to moisture and staining. However, if you spill something on the surface and it is not properly sealed or it needs to be resealed, the liquid can sink down into the stone and cause it to be compromised.

Granite has a slight advantage in terms of moisture resistance. While both need sealing, granite does not require re-sealing as often as quartzite, both resist hot objects, although caution should be exercised anyway and preferably placed below trivets or hot pads whenever you can just to be safe.

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