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Alternative to Granite Countertops: White Macaubas Quartzite

Are you thinking about remodeling your kitchen or starting to make plans for your renovation? The countertop material is one of the most important decisions. Not only can it affect the overall aesthetic of the space but you’ll be cooking on it regularly!

Are you looking for marble countertop alternatives? Many homeowners love the look of marble but want better durability. If this is the case for you, we are happy to tell you there are plenty of alternatives to marble. One such material is white quartzite.

White Quartzite Countertops

Macaubas White Quartzite

Quartzite can be used for many kitchens and other areas that use decorative stone—flooring, stairways, fireplace mantels, etc. It is made of tiny recrystallized quartz pieces. When sandstone is cemented to quartzite, the individual quartz grains, as well as former cementing material, recrystallize to create an interlocking mosaic of quartz crystals.

For a kitchen remodel in Chevy Chase, the Wentworth team found white Macaubas quartzite for the homeowners. They wanted light colored stone and liked Cararra marble but preferred higher durability. White quartzite was the perfect alternative—with veining, it’s similar in appearance to marble but much harder and more durable.

Benefits of Quartzite Countertops

Quartzite countertops offer a number of advantages. Quartzite:

  • Rates 7 out of 10 on the Mohs scale
  • Is very durable
  • Offers the beauty of natural stone (it can resemble marble)
  • Complements a variety of styles, from modern to elegant classic

Kitchen Remodeling in Washington, DC

Do you need kitchen remodeling services in the DC metropolitan area? Wentworth serves the entire area, from Chevy Chase and surrounding areas in Montgomery County to the heart of Washington, DC and Northern Virginia. We would love to help you choose the perfect countertop material and bring your dream kitchen to life!

Our Chevy Chase kitchen remodel—featuring Macuabas white quartzite countertops—is featured on the Natural Stone Institute’s website »

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“ I just wanted to tell you how happy we are with the work you designed and oversaw...We are so proud to show the kitchen and family room to friends and relatives, and love their reactions (gasps of awe and jealousy). Mike and Enio were amazing, working so hard -- every single day, beginning at 7am -- and paying such close attention to details I never would have noticed. They clearly treated this job as their "baby," not wanting to cut corners even if they could get away with it...They also were great about cleaning up; I am positive the garage is cleaner now than before this job started! ”

A.C., Bethesda, MD