Quartzite Countertops in Lee’s Summit, Missouri
Whether you’re in the process of building your dream home or upgrading your current home, quartzite is a fantastic option for people who love the look and feel of marble, but don’t like the price. Quartzite is known for its exquisite look and durability. In fact, quartzite countertops, vanities and other fixtures look so much like marble, it’s difficult to tell the difference.
Lee’s Summit, Missouri Quartzite Countertops
We specialize in custom quartzite surfaces and countertops and proudly offer customers in the Lee’s Summit region customized, high-quality workmanship for the best quartzite countertop prices.
Gaumats International proudly serves clients in the Lee’s Summit, Missouri region. Lee’s Summit has a multitude of outdoor adventures for entire families including Paradise Park, Fleming Park, James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area, and nearby Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, which is a natural preserve of forests, prairies and ponds that has large limestone boulders and hiking trails across 1,071 acres of land.
What is Quartzite?
Quartzite is a natural rock that occurs from the metamorphosis of sandstone, which means it’s hard and non-foliated. Unlike quartz, which is an engineered stone, quartzite was originally pure quartz sandstone.
Quartzite is the perfect option for countertops, vanities, bathrooms, backsplashes, wet bars, kitchen sinks, bathroom sinks, and many other design fixtures. Gaumat’s International works one-on-one with clients to determine the best color, design and style of quartzite countertops for their home.
There are many benefits of quartzite countertops. Because it is harder than granite and other popular stones, it’s a more durable option. Many slabs are also less porous than stones such as granite, making it both stain and scratch resistant.
When compared to marble countertops, quartzite bears a close resemblance, making it a popular option for homeowners who love the classy, elegant look, but may be on a budget. Many quartzite slabs are stronger than marble, so etching and scratching are less of an issue. Although, some quartzite may be labeled as “soft,” and etching could be an issue, sealing your quartzite countertops will help to keep them looking like new.
Quartzite Countertop Colors
Anytime you’re dealing with a natural stone, you’re automatically somewhat limited when it comes to colors, shades, and styles. Because quartzite is natural, it may not offer as many color options as its engineered counterpart, quartz.
Due to the process in which quartzite is formed, you may be surprised at the number of varying shades. Many of the colors are a cream, white, or beige shade. There are also shades of grey, black, brown, green, yellow, blue, and even red quartzite.
Caring for Quartzite Countertops
Because quartzite is considered low-maintenance, it’s a great option for high-traffic areas in the home like the kitchen or bathroom. To keep quartzite counters clean, all that’s needed is to wipe them down daily with a soft, damp towel or sponge using a little pH balanced dish soap. Spills should be cleaned up immediately to avoid staining, even if your counters have been sealed.
You should never use any harsh chemicals to clean your countertops because you risk stripping the sealant and causing damage to the actual stone. It can also make quartzite countertops appear duller. Although mostly scratch resistant, it’s better to use a soft towel or non-abrasive sponge to wipe your counters down.
Quartzite Pros and Cons
- Durable and strong
- Looks like marble
- Not as expensive as marble or other natural stone options
- Etch resistant
- Scratch resistant
- Some grades are non-porous
- Heat resistant (to a point)
- Resistant to UV-rays
- Some grades are softer so may be susceptible to scratches from knives (using a cutting board will eliminate this)
- Softer grades may be more porous, making them susceptible to stains (sealing your countertops will help)
- Because it’s a natural stone, color options may be limited
Gaumat’s International, LLC is a family-owned business run by husband and wife team Apul and Daisy Gaumat. Formed in 2005, the company has been serving clients in the Lee’s Summit region for more than 12 years. We are passionate about what we do and enjoy aiding customers in reflecting their personal style in their homes by incorporating hand-crafted countertops and fixtures.
We house beautiful slabs of quartzite from across the world and each project is custom fabricated in our state-of-the-art facility. Our customers are the cornerstone of our business and we continually strive to provide the best experience and high-quality products at affordable prices.
If you live in the Lee’s Summit region and are interested in a quote for custom-designed quartzite countertop or vanity, contact us today at 816-847-8228.