Quartz and quartzite countertops are often confused with each another. Quartzite is a natural stone quarried from the earth. It’s a metamorphic rock created when sandstone is altered by a natural process of high pressure and heat over millions of years. Here are some reasons homeowners choose quartzite for their kitchen countertops:

Durability: Quartzite is similar in hardness to granite, and will not etch when exposed to acidic liquids. It’s resistant to stains, but not as much as granite — especially light-colored countertops.

Care and maintenance: For daily care, a mild cleanser works fine. For more intensive cleaning, use a cleanser formulated for use with natural stone. When cared for properly, they will stay beautiful for decades. Quartzite countertops usually need to be sealed every year or two to remain water and stain resistant. However, at Carolina Kitchen Sync, we offer an exclusive sealer that lasts for 25 Years!  It is highly recommended for anyone using natural stone.

Colors and patterns: Quartzite is mostly found in lighter shades such as creamy-white, pale gray, and beige. These often resemble marble, with similar patterns of veining, so you can get the look of natural marble without the high maintenance. Darker colors and exotic shades such as blue and pink are also available.


The choice between granite, quartz, marble, and quartzite is easier when you know your priorities. Here are three questions to answer:

Which is more important when using your countertops: stain resistance, scratch resistance, or etching? Granite provides better stain and scratch resistance than quartzite. Quartzite is better at resisting etching. Marble will resist stains if we use our 25 Year Sealer, but it can still exhibit etching from acidic foods and liquids. Quartz countertops have a high resistance to all three: staining, etching, and scratching.

What’s your budget for your kitchen remodel? Granite tends to be the least expensive, with quartzite at the top range. You can reduce the cost of your favorite countertop material by using it in one place, such as the kitchen, and choosing a complementary, less-costly material for your bathroom countertops.

Perhaps the most important question of all is: Which material and color will look best in my home? At the end of the day, all of today’s countertop surfaces, including marble, will last for decades with proper care.

Each type of countertop material has its own pros and cons, and ultimately the decision is yours. The best part about your choice, whether it’s granite, quartz, marble, or quartzite, is that no matter which one you pick, you’ll be installing a beautiful, durable countertop that you and your family will enjoy for many years.

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In the age of digital technology, cutting granite, quartz and marble, and making fine cabinetry, still requires years of hands-on experience, knowledge, and skill. Our granite and quartz fabricators, cabinet makers and tile installers will ensure your work is done to the highest standards

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We work with over 100 clients annually, including residential homeowners, commercial builders, restaurants, hotels and more. Whether you’re on a budget, or looking for a oneof-a-kind rare stone, we can help you find exactly what you need.

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By hiring Carolina Kitchen Sync , you’re hiring an expert contractor who will keep working until the space of your dreams becomes a reality
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