Designer/ TV personality David Bromstad attends AOL Build Speaker Series at AOL Studios on February 3, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
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The Kitchen Countertop Material HGTV's David Bromstad Swears By
HGTV’s David Bromstad loves quartzite for kitchen countertops. As he explains on an episode of "My Lottery Dream Home," "It kind of looks like marble, but it's much more durable."
Quartzite offers plenty of durability while also having a gorgeous veining pattern, making it the perfect compromise between high-end marble and cheap laminate.
The material is formed from pressurized quartz-rich sandstone and can come in shades of black, white, and gray, or bolder hues like green, gold, or sandy orange.
Quartzite is much more durable than other premium natural countertop materials, as it is a 7 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, and can handle heat of up to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit.