Quartzite Pros & Cons
Quartzite is a naturally strong and very durable stone which is relatively heat resistant. One of the main benefits of quartzite is that many of the varieties have a similar look to marble, but require much less maintenance, so it can be a good option for consumers who would like marble countertops but want something sturdier.
Quartzite is not indestructible and should be sealed to help protect the surface from etching and stains. Sealing should be carried out by the installer when the quartzite is first installed, and should be re-applied periodically after that, approximately once per year (home application products are available for this). As with all natural stone surfaces, spills should be wiped up as soon as possible and we recommend the use of a trivet for hot pots and pans.