Super White Quartzite – Everything You Need To Know
Super White Quartzite is an increasingly popular trend both among homeowners and interior designers. With its durability, ease of maintenance, stylish appearance, and sophisticated marble look, Super White Quartzite is a perfect choice for a kitchen countertop.
Although a lot of people are absolutely in love with the looks of Super White, they aren’t quite sure what kind of a stone Super White actually is. Because of a lack of information, one can bring a wrong decision. This is why we will make sure to give you all the information about Super White Quartzite needed for a well-informed and well-thought decision for your kitchen remodel.
What is Super White Quartzite?
Some call it Super White Granite, Super White Marble, American Marble, dolomite, or just Super White. Maybe because of the fact that “it looks like marble but wears like granite” it often falls into one of these two stone categories. The truth is – Super White is neither.
- Quartz vs Super White. Quartz is man-made. Super White is a natural stone.
- Granite vs Super White. Granite is a felsic intrusive igneous rock. Super White is a metamorphic rock.
- Marble vs Super White. It is metamorphic just like marble but is much harder than marble.
Super White is a quartzite or, as some geologists call it, dolomitic marble. White quartzite stone is a hard, non-foliated metamorphic rock which was originally pure quartz sandstone. Sandstone is converted into quartzite through heating and pressure usually related to tectonic compression within orogenic belts. Pure quartzite is usually white to gray, though quartzites often occur in various shades of pink and red due to varying amounts of iron oxide . Other colors, such as yellow, green, blue and orange, are due to other mineral impurities. On the Mohs test that measures how hard a material is, quartzite got a hardness mark of 8 from 10. This actually means that it’s harder than glass and can actually cut it.
Super White Quartzite is a light colored stone – a compact, coarse metamorphic rock. It possesses small to intense veins in light, medium, or dark colors. Shades may vary from white to really light tones of beige or gray. In its purest form, Super White Quartzite is as white as marble. However, the impurities give this stone some amazing patterns and swirls.
This quartzite that looks like Carrara marble is sometimes also called Fantasy White Quartzite or White Vermont Quartzite. However, they are basically the same stone.
How Durable Super White Actually Is?
Super White is beautiful like marble but is much more durable.
- It is naturally stain-proof.
- Etching it with water or anything acidic is impossible.
- It is a strong and very durable natural stone.
- High functionality is one of its main characteristics.
However, quartzite isn’t indestructible. If you hear that someone’s quartzite countertop etches, be assured that this countertop is not purely and 100% quartzite. Quartzite stone countertop is an amazing choice for a kitchen countertop only in its pure form. This is why it is so important to have all the information about Super White Quartzite and know which questions you should ask your fabricator and get facts.
Super White Quartzite Kitchen Care and Maintenance
You need to seal Super White Quartzite kitchen countertops regularly to help protect them from etching and staining. When you purchase it, your installer will seal it. You should take care to seal it periodically, ideally once a year using home application products. You can also always opt for professional service but this is a more expensive option.
On an everyday basis, Super White quartzite kitchen countertops cleaning is simple and easy. Make sure to wipe spills as soon as possible and use trivets for hot pots and pans. It is very easy to clean it. Basically, do all the things you would normally do with any other kitchen countertop material – granite, marble or quartz.
Super White Quartzite Cost
You can find the best Super White Quartzite cost at Aqua Granite Kitchen and Bath Design Center at $85.00 sq.ft installed which is the best price you can find on the market. We are a professional fabricator and cut, edge and fabricate the countertop in house at our facility. If you decide to purchase multiple slabs, the cost per square foot for Super White can be discounted. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Super White Quartzite Durability
Super White Quartzite durability is well-known. Super White is not popular only because of its modern looks but also because of its amazing durability. It is hard, resistant to heat and scratches, and water absorption. A wonderful thing about Super White is that it looks like marble but wears like granite. For extra protection, choose honed instead of polished finish. Another thing to do in order to increase Super White Quartz durability is to add a stone sealant as an extra layer of protection.
Super White Quartzite Reviews
In Super White Quartzite reviews, the most common confusion is what kind of stone Super White actually is. A common fear expressed in Super White Quartzite reviews is that this stone is not hard enough. These misconceptions come mostly because of the Super White’s look. A stone that looks that close to marble but behaves like a much, much harder granite simply sound like a dream and must raise suspicion. Our advice is to always do a thorough research and to talk to a local fabricator. Gathering all the facts will help the decision-making process.
Super White Quartzite reviews also tell us about different experiences people had with this stone. Experience tells that Super White should be sealed to help protect the surface from staining and etching. The sealer should be re-applied periodically after that, approximately once per year. Many people say in Super White Quartzite reviews that spills should be wiped up as soon as possible. A trivet for hot pots and pans is also highly recommended in Super White Quartzite reviews.
Super White Slabs Amazing Looks
The superior white look of the Super White slab is the first thing that catches an eye at a slab yard. This gorgeous, light-colored stone has everything that any modern kitchen needs. It provides simplicity, class, elegance, and goes amazingly well with any kitchen cabinet colors and designs. Super White Quartzite in its pure form will give your kitchen the looks of the most sophisticated white marble and the quality of a white granite at the same time. Its surface durability may even be increased if it’s finished to increase antibacterial, scratch, heat, and stain resistant characteristics.
Super White – Designers’ Dream
Interior kitchen designers and builders love to use Super White. Flowy, soft veining and amazing white and gray shades are in high demand both with homeowners and designers. Here are some designer examples on how to use Super White in your home designs.
Project Designers at Design Build Pros from Red Bank, New Jersey, love to use Super White quartzite countertop in their kitchen designs. Here, they combined it with glass tile backsplash, under cabinet lights and outlets.
They are also open to using Super White in their bathroom designs. This contemporary bathroom owes its spa style to this dreamy Super White slab.
Michelle Winick from Michelle Winick Design NJ also uses Super White in her kitchen designs. This contemporary kitchen design with white kitchen cabinets and dark island is perfectly completed with Super White countertops.
Jules Duffy Designs from Madison, New Jersey created this absolutely lovely beach house kitchen. The cooking space is flooded with ethereal light and beautiful breezes. Super White only helps this overall effect in the kitchen design.
White shaker cabinets in this kitchen are paired with a white beveled subway tiled backsplash. A center island is topped with Super White Quartzite countertop and fitted with a sink and gooseneck faucet. An excellent example how effective Super White is in an all-white kitchen.
Super White also works well in white and gray combinations. A big gray kitchen island is topped with Super White Quartzite in a honed and leathered finish.
It fits perfectly both in modern and traditional kitchen designs. Here is an example of a traditional kitchen remodel with Super White countertops, limestone tile, and a farmhouse sink.
Other colors like blue and brown in combination with white also help a kitchen design to define its multiple functions. It just seems as there is no better solution for the prep kitchen island than Super White Quartzite in this wonderful kitchen full of sunshine.
You can see Super White in one of its purest white patterns in this kitchen with crisp white cabinets and brilliant brass fixtures. Thanks to it, this elegant white kitchen has that wow factor we all desire to see.
Dark gray cabinets paired with Super White Quartzite and a Carrara marble tumbled tiled backsplash. You can see how Super White easily balances the contrast between dark and light kitchen cabinets.
- Is Super White quartz, granite, or marble?
No dilemma there anymore. Quartz is man-made. Super White is a natural stone.
Granite is a felsic intrusive igneous rock. Super White is a metamorphic rock.
It is true that Super White has a marble look, but its durability and ease of maintenance, as well as resilience to scratches and stains differ it from marble. Super White is quartzite, a natural, metamorphic rock that started out as sandstone.
- Quartzite vs Granite – what to choose for my kitchen?
Both require yearly sealing and the minimum of maintenance. Both stones look absolutely fantastic in any kitchen. Quartzite has a more uniform look while granite has more movement and you can choose from many color and pattern options. It comes down to what look you prefer for your kitchen.
- Quartzite vs Quartz – what to choose?
Quartzite is a natural stone and generally comes in white and gray color. Each slab is different and it can be more white or more gray, with less or more veining and hues of grays. Quartz is a man-made product and comes in a much wider range of colors. Both quartz and quartzite are hard. However, plastic resin is used in manufacturing quartz and this is why it is prone to melting above 300 degrees Fahrenheit. On the other hand, quartz is more flexible, but can be scratched by sharp objects as well as quartzite. The minimum of maintenance is a must for both kitchen countertops.
- Quartzite vs Marble – what is better?
No doubt here – quartzite is a much better and safer option. Why go with marble when you can have both the marble looks and better durability at the same time? Marble will stain from anything acidic, it will scratch and it requires a lot of attention and maintenance. Super White Quartzite gives you the look of Carrara White marble with enhanced characteristics and quality.
- What are other quartzite varieties?
Popular quartzite varieties are White Macaubas, Mother of Pearl, Taj Mahal, and La Dolce Vita. There are many varieties. The important fact you should have in mind is that different fabricators have different names for quartzite varieties. Always ask your fabricator about the softness and the purity of the quartzite you’re considering. Also, ask for their experience with this particular stone.
- Can I install a quartzite countertop by myself?
Quartzite is a very heavy stone and you won’t be able to do this by yourself. You will need a professional installation carried out by a licensed contractor.
- How to choose the best Super White quartzite slab?
The Super White looks varies from slab to slab. Make sure to carefully examine each stone in your local slab yard. You can also get a piece of stone and take it home. See how it goes with the rest of your kitchen design. Don’t miss this chance to examine the stone hardness and durability yourself.
There is no indestructible kitchen countertop but Super White Quartzite is an excellent option among many. Before you decide on purchasing this natural white stone, gather all the facts, learn quartzite countertops pros and cons and then bring a well-informed decision. Feel free to contact Aqua Kitchen & Bath Design team with any question you might have about Super White. We will also give you a free, no-obligation estimate and show you all the Super White Quartzite slabs we have in our yard.