By Allie Moffett

You’ve made it through the not-so-pretty part of your kitchen renovation. The demolition, plumbing, and rebuilding. Now it’s time for you to put the cherry on top of your new space – your countertops! The professionals at Northstar Surfaces are here to help you choose which stone is right for you. Let’s dig into one of their top offerings: quartzite.

Quartzite is a metamorphic rock, meaning it starts as one form of rock and changes into another. Quartzite begins its life as sandstone, and when subjected to extremely high heat and pressure, it morphs into the stunning variations of quartzite we love, ready to make its way into your home.

Quartzite is typically found in a range of white to gray; however, substances such as iron and impurities in the Earth produce a spectrum that encompasses pink, red, purple, yellow, orange, brown, green, and blue. They are earthy tones that are both warm and strong. You will see veining similar to that in marble and granite. This introduces an elegant, refined, natural look to your home’s countertops and other surfaces.

Sounds like a versatile, intriguing option, right? Let’s break it down a bit further into the pros and cons of quartzite:


  • Durability
  • Low Maintenance
  • UV-Resistance
  • Heat- and Scratch Protection
  • Aesthetics


  • Needs Properly Sealed
  • Caution Required with Sharp Objects and Heat
  • Requires Professional Installation

Sold on quartzite for your next project? Northstar Surfaces has you covered. With offerings including Crytos, Latte, Sea Pearl, Taj Mahal and White Pearl you’re sure to find one that fits your home. Be sure to take a look at the Matterhorn Extra stone – a true showstopper!

Learn more about the benefits and proper care steps of quartzite by visiting their website at or schedule a visit with your contractor to see Northstar Surfaces stone offerings at their showroom.