quartzite (white america/fantasy) durability
I know there have been discussions about white quartzite here in the past. My main question is this:
our fabricator has told us that even though quartzites tend to be fairly resistant to stains and etching, the more white it is, the more it can show wear (stain, etc). The one we are most leaning towards in white america (although it is hard to find) which seems grayer than others. If this means that it will be more resilient then that will help make our decision. We took home a sample of untreated madre perles which could not be stained by anything we left on it, but a piece of "white arabesque" quartzite had a big mark from a slice of lime left overnight. We are looking for super sturdy, low maintenance kitchen countertops and so far like the white quartzites much more than any granites that we have found.
I'd love to hear anyone's experience especially with the white vs gray issue.