Are you looking for a durable, yet stunning material for your home's countertops? The stone gallery has many types of stone to fit your countertop needs. In addition to granite and marble countertops, we also have quartzite. Quartzite just may be the answer. It is created when sandstone undergoes a period of intense heating and pressurization within the earth.
Because it is formed naturally, quartzite is available in a limited amount of colors, however, its beauty and uniqueness make it a perennial favorite. The pressure exerted upon the stone creates a rainbow of different hues, from light pinks, whites, greys, and yellows, to vibrant blues, greens, and oranges.
With quartzite countertops, Metairie residents can enjoy a surface that stands up to whatever you throw at it. Impervious to heat, it can withstand temps over 300 degrees!
It does require sealing prior to initial use and will need regular re-sealing 2 to 3 times per year depending on the amount of use it sees. With this regular maintenance, you can expect your quartzite countertops to last for many, many years to come.
Because it is such a hard surface, you will need to be aware of scratches, dings, and dents, and you should always use a cutting board in spite of the countertop's toughness.
You can select from a variety of natural colors and patterns, each more exquisite than the next. Quartzite is the perfect choice for anyone who has their heart set on a natural stone that is available in a number of stunning colors and patterns. The design team at The Stone Gallery is here to work with you to help you select the best countertop for your needs. We also offer a large selection of stone suitable for backsplashes, bathrooms, and flooring.
Take a browse through our online gallery to get a better sense of our quartzite inventory, or feel free to stop by for a tour of our stone yard. The Stone Gallery is the place to find all the best countertops Metairie homeowners could ask for!