Walk into the showroom of Thurston Kitchen and Bath in Denver, Colorado, and the first thing you’ll see is a sprawling kitchen island and bar with gleaming white countertops. To the untrained eye, they look like marble. But this is quartzite, operations manager Cindy Hellgren will politely inform you. It’s a natural stone, usually ranging from white to gray with veins of color.
“Quartzite is becoming very popular,” she said in a recent interview. “I hate to use the word trendy.”