Bathrooms are spaces to relax and unwind, but they are also one of the biggest workhorses in your home. Bathrooms are used multiple times daily, experience fluctuations in temperature, and are exposed to prolonged high moisture levels. To ensure your bathrooms remain pristine, stylish, and functional, you need countertop materials designed to last.
While many consider granite the optimal material for bathroom counters, quartzite offers a stunning alternative that is just as aesthetically pleasing and durable. Discover more about the qualities of quartzite that make it an excellent choice for your bathroom.
What is Quartzite?
Quartzite is a type of metamorphic stone that originates from sandstone deposits. Because it naturally occurs in the Earth, the quartzite found in bathroom countertops is usually mined out of a quarry. It is then polished and formed into finished slabs shipped to design and remodeling professionals.
Quartzite is a popular choice for interior design because of its unique color patterns. White quartzite is one of the more popular bathroom materials due to its light blend of white and darker swirls. Other available quartzite color patterns include brown and orange swirls, blue and gray swirls, or green and blue swirls. Quartzite also features delicate veining surface patterns with complex and gorgeous shading.
The Difference between Quartzite and Quartz
When looking for new countertops for your bathroom, you‘ll come across both quartzite and quartz options. While quartz and quartzite countertops look similar, there are several key differences between them that you should know.
The main difference is that quartzite is a natural stone mined out of the ground, while quartz is a synthetic material made in factories. Quartz countertops are made from a combination of engineered stones, resins, and pigments designed to mimic the natural quartzite look.
Why Quartzite is a Good Choice for Your Bathroom Design
Quartzite is a versatile material that offers both style and durability for your master bathroom, powder room, or any bathroom vanities in your home. Given the importance of your bathroom in your day-to-day life, your bathroom countertop material must stand up against heat, impact, and general wear and tear.
Heat and Moisture Resistant
Quartzite is resistant to UV rays, heat, and moisture that may damage other materials. In a bathroom, a countertop will be exposed to hot styling tools, differing humidity levels, and direct sunlight from windows.
Your bathroom countertop will likely experience bumps, dropped items, and other sources of damage from daily use. Quartzite is a highly durable material with the inherent resilience needed to withstand everyday heavy-duty use without the need for significant repairs.
Easy to Clean
One potential downside to quartzite is that its smooth surfaces are less resistant to stains than other materials. However, with regular sealing, you can prevent discoloration and moisture damage. And if you clean with warm water and dish soap, you can get most normal stains out of quartzite countertops without too much difficulty.
Style at an Affordable Price
Quartzite countertops are usually more affordable than marble but provide the same durability and style to your bathroom. Quartzite countertops also come in an extensive range of colors to complement your bathroom’s interior design scheme.
Quartzite Countertops for Your Bathroom
If you are remodeling your bathroom and want to add a quartzite countertop, finding an experienced remodeling or installation service is a good idea. These professionals can advise you on the best material for your countertop.
A design professional can help you plan out the best material and color pattern to add to the style of your bathroom. The color of your bathroom walls, the amount of sunlight it gets, and the effect you want the space to convey will all help determine the specific color and pattern of your quartzite countertop.
In addition to our wide selection of bathroom countertops, Motor City Granite & Cabinets also offers an excellent selection of cabinets, sinks, hardware, and faucets from industry-leading brands, including Delta and Blanco.
Our remodeling professionals can also help you measure the space in your bathroom to get the exact dimensions for your countertop. After taking exact measurements at your convenience, we will construct your new countertop at our state-of-the-art facility and send our team to your home for the final installation.
Quartzite Countertops from Motor City Granite & Cabinets
Motor City Granite & Cabinets has experienced design and installation professionals who can help you remodel your bathroom. With more than 30 years of combined experience, our helpful staff can work with you to choose the best quartzite material for your bathroom.
Call Motor City Granite & Cabinets at (248) 690-9537 for a free quote on a quartzite bathroom countertop. Or, explore our other bathroom, kitchen, and home remodeling services to see how we can help you get the home of your dreams.