One of our most recent projects in Manhattan, NY. This contemporary kitchen with White Macaubas countertops, full height backsplash, flush mount cooktop, and custom built-in stone sink speaks beauty and modern urban living. Sophisticated and sleek, White Macaubas Quartzite features a cool white background with subtle waves of dark and light grey. Available in slabs this versatile material compliments the modern home and stainless steel appliances.
Quartzite is a term that is sometimes used quite loosely in the stone industry. It can be used to describe some stones which are more closely related to dolomites and marbles. Quartzite is a natural stone. People often get quartz and quartzite mixed up, but despite the similarity in names, the two are quite different. Quartz refers to a manmade material created by combining crushed stone with color and resin to make an engineered slab. Quartzite is a naturally occurring metamorphic rock that starts out as sandstone and evolves over time under intense heat and pressure. Quartzite is a naturally strong and very durable stone which is relatively heat resistant. One of the main benefits of quartzite is that many of the varieties have a similar look to marble, but require much less maintenance, so it can be a good option for consumers who would like marble countertops, but want something sturdier.