Quartzite Countertops Houston
Countertops are essential to your kitchen and bathroom. In the kitchen, your countertops go through a lot of abuse. Spills and extreme heat are only two things your kitchen countertops have to deal with. Sometimes, your countertops go through too much and can’t hold out any longer and you find yourself in need of updating. When the opportunity for updating presents itself, you are left to decide what material you want to use for your new countertops. Marble and granite are the common materials thought of, but maybe you want to do something a little different. Quartzite countertops in Houston are an excellent, and different, choice for your new look.
Quartzite, like marble and granite, is a natural stone. It is a naturally-occurring metamorphic rock. Originally pure quartz sandstone, quartzite is created by adding tremendous amounts of heat and pressure to the sandstone. Usually this process occurs from the compression of tectonic plates in the earth’s crust. Like other naturally-occurring stones, quartzite is mined for, turned into slabs, and polished for countertop use. Quartzite is usually found in different shades of white and gray. When pink or red show up in the quartzite, it is usually due to iron oxide being present in the stone. Other colors, like green and orange, are usually the result of other minerals being present. Quartzite is also harder than granite, making it more durable. If you have children or a lot of gatherings where the kitchen is used a lot, you may find that the durability of quartzite is just what you’re looking for. Houston quartzite countertops must be sealed before installation and they must be sealed at least once a year otherwise spills can stain the stone.
Custom Quartzite Countertops Houston
Quartzite is an excellent addition to any kitchen or bathroom, especially if you’re looking for something modern, yet durable. The natural stone look has been very popular for many years, but now there are more options than just marble and granite. King’s Granite and Marble will come to your home for a free installation inspection and we will customize your quartzite countertops exactly the way you want them. Plus, you don’t have to spend a penny until the work is completed. For all your Houston quartzite countertop needs, call us today at (713) 992-4326.