What is Dolomite? Unlike granite or quartzite, dolomite is a sedimentary rock, which forms naturally when limestone comes in contact with magnesium-rich groundwater and undergoes a chemical change. It comes in shades of white or gray, and usually contains streaks that allow it to resemble marble better than quartzite.
Hardness: Harder and sturdier than marble, but softer than Granite and Quartzite. Dolomite makes a great substitute for marble.
Heat Resistance: Dolomite countertops are more heat resistant than Quartz countertops.
Scratch Resistance : Dolomite is more resistant to scratching compared to Marble.
Resistance to stains : Dolomite is both less liquid absorbent and less sensitive to acids than Marble. Nevertheless, it still requires periodic sealing annually.
Usable Areas : Kitchen Countertops & Backsplash – Bathroom Vanities – Fireplaces – Tub Surrounds – Floor & Wall