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Are you looking for quartzite countertops Tampa Bay? Get the best value on High Quality marble and granite countertops Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay Marble & Granite offers high quality granite countertops, marble countertops, quartz countertops, quartzite countertops, and much more. We offer both natural stone products as well as engineered stone like Caesarstone countertops and Silestone countertops. We have designed, fabricated, and installed 1000’s of countertops and now service a 50-mile radius of Tampa. With Tampa Bay Marble & Granite you get:

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If you’re looking for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, fireplace surrounds, or any custom marble and granite services we are here to help make your dream a reality. Visit our showroom in Tampa Bay or request a contact today for immediate assistance. Keep reading for more information about marble and quartzite countertops Tampa Bay.

Quartzite Countertops Tampa Bay – What is Quartzite?

Quartzite is a type of metamorphic rock that was originally pure quartz sandstone that has been converted into quartzite through a process of pressure and heat. Pure quartzite is usually grey or white but it does vary in shade from blue, green, pink, yellow, and even orange due to the types of minerals existing within it during the melting process.

Tampa Quartzite Countertops vs. Quartz Countertops

Not to be confused with quartz, this material is much different. Quartz is the term applied to the man-made or engineered stone product. Quartzite is a natural stone that is dug from the ground, cut into slabs and polished. Quartz is made of pieces of quartz rock that are ground up into small pieces then glued back together with a resign.

Both are popular choices for countertops, but they differ in looks, durability, and maintenance.

Comparison of Quartzite to Quartz:

Here we compare quartz (aka engineered stone) to quartzite to assist you in determining which material would be best for your bathroom or kitchen countertops project:

Look: It is not possible to say that one material is much more appealing than the other because beauty is subjective for every one of us. Quartzite is usually found in shades of white to gray. Pink and red hues are an outcome of iron oxide within the stone. Yellow, blue, green and orange quartzite results from the presence of other minerals. No matter the color, quartzite may have streaking brought on by varying degrees of stress during its formation and also the random presence of iron oxide or other minerals.

Since pigment may be added to engineered stone, the material comes in a larger selection of colors. Quartz usually has more of a uniform pattern with no streaks or veining. However, recent new technologies have allowed for more natural looking engineered stone materials, which can sometimes resemble marble, some granites, or quartzite.

The bottom line is that you will not have the exact same look with all materials. Some materials have a unique look that just can’t be found elsewhere.

Hardness and Durability: Quartzite is tougher than granite and it withstands heat extremely well. So it’s extremely durably. Quartz or engineered stone is very strong as well, but not nearly as strong as quartzite. The resin utilized in manufacturing quartz countertops is really a plastic, so it’s prone to melting when heated above 300 – 600 degrees Fahrenheit, compared to natural stone that can withstand 1000s of degrees.

The advantage of engineered stone over quartzite is that it is less prone to chipping because the resign makes it more flexible. Although you can cut with knives directly on both surfaces, it really isn’t recommended because quartz and quartzite are harder than stainless steel and you will dull your knives.

Countertop Upkeep: Engineered stone requires very little upkeep. It wipes clean with a damp cloth. Abrasive cleaners ought not be used on quartz, and they truly are not required. Ease of upkeep will be the primary benefit quartz countertops have over quartzite. As with all countertops, it’s advisable to use of cleaners developed for that particular type of surface.

Some quartzite requires a little more TLC. Which may require it to be sealed prior to use and re-sealed in the future. However, our quartzite is of the highest quality in the industry and after our initial sealing may not need sealed again. Speak to one of our countertop experts to find out which material may or may not require additional sealing. Without the proper seal, stains can penetrate into the stone. This is a trait shared by all all-natural stones, such as granite and marble. However, when correctly sealed, quartzite cleanup is simple and, to be honest, sealing most natural stone products is an easy task.

Why Use Us for your Quartzite Countertops Tampa Bay?

Tampa Bay Marble & Granite is a premium countertop fabricator, installer, and designer. What makes us different are the following:

Unparalleled Customer Care – We provide all of our clients with a unique customer satisfaction experience that you won’t have at other companies. We treat each and every consumer as being the only customer, ensure that you get excellent product expertise, and provide suggestions so that your dreams become a reality.

Direct Importers – As direct importers of natural stone products from all over the world we certainly have special relationships through our manufacturing quarries. These relationships allow us to get the primary choice of the highest quality of each brand-new line and exclusive coloring unavailable to other businesses. We are also capable of transferring our price savings on account of fewer middlemen.

Superior Quality Products & Craftsmanship – Unlike most companies inside the countertop marketplace, we only make use of top quality all-natural and manufactured stones in the business. When you put that together with our high-quality workmanship and wonderful prices, we assuredly offer the best values within Tampa FL.

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“Had a great experience throughout the whole process from selection to installation of the granite. A great family owned and operated business with very friendly staff that works to meet all of your expectations. Would not hesitate to use again in the future!”

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“I love designing and building with natural stone. I started this business to share that passion with others. Because I want only the best for my customers I personally select and source our stone colors directly from quarries around the world. This direct importing allows us to be able to give our customers the most exquisite colors and finest quality stone in the world.”

Roberta Tovar, Founder & CEO of Tampa Bay Marble & Granite

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