Talk to a Benson Stone quartzite expert by dialing (779) 210-3348.
Quartzite is a natural stone that forms when sandstone is exposed to heat, pressure and time.
The result is a very beautiful and durable stone that makes great countertops. A majority of quartzite countertops are in the white to gray range; however, other colors do exist. In many cases, there is beautiful veining, which can give the quartzite a marble look. Unlike other natural stones, quartzite countertops are limited to a single type of edge—a flat edge with a quarter-inch rounded top.
At Benson Stone in Rockford, IL, natural and fabricated stone is our business. We fabricate our own stone in a building right next door to our showroom, and we can give you expert advice on what type of countertops might work best in your kitchen or bathroom.
We have a wide selection of colors and styles, ranging in price from $85 to $94 per square foot. Our salespeople know just about everything there is to know about quartzite, and our professional installers will make it look just right in your home.
Quartzite countertops maintenance
Quartzite countertops require sealant to keep water from penetrating the stone. When you buy quartzite countertops at Benson Stone, we apply a 15-year sealant before bringing the product into your home. When you need to reapply the sealant, simply use a cloth to apply a thin amount, wait 20 minutes, then add another thin coat. To maintain the life of a sealer, do not use aggressive cleaners on your countertops. A small amount of dish soap and water will work very well to keep your countertops clean and looking good.
What to expect
You’ll start by walking into the Benson Stone showroom and looking around. If you’re planning to do a major kitchen or bathroom remodel, we will connect you with our kitchen and bath designers. If you just want new countertops, our salespeople will be able to help you decide which type of product you want (it’s helpful if you have a drawing of your space). They will also take you to the building next door to our showroom to show you the quartzite slabs so you can get a better idea of color. Once you decide what you want, we’ll give you a quote, and if you want to move forward, we’ll send our expert installer to your home to measure the space. Then, we’ll work on fabricating your custom countertops and schedule a time for our installers to bring your dream to life.
Below are a few samples of quartzite slabs we have available at Benson Stone in Rockford, IL.
Please visit our showroom to explore what types of stone countertops may be right for you.