Quartzite

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Quartzite

Quartzite is a metamorphic rock formed when sandstone comes into contact with deeply buried magma on the Earth’s surface. The stone is famous for its superior strength, density, and hardness. Because of its durability and similar veining and colors to marble, quartzite is highly used for kitchen countertops. Although all the stone is very durable, harsh chemical cleaners should be avoided during cleaning. Get in touch with our team to learn more about quartzite applications in your stone project.

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Quartzite Kitchen
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Quartzite Fireplace
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Mother of Pearl Quartzite Top
Quartzite Kitchen
withe quartz with quartzite T and M
Quartzite Fireplace
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Mother of Pearl Quartzite Top

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FAQ

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What’s the difference between quartz and quartzite?
Despite the similarity in name, quartz and quartzite are entirely different materials. Quartz is fabricated or engineered stone made from a silicon dioxide composite. Because it’s man-made, quartz is very hard and can be created in a rainbow of colors not found in nature, like yellow, purple, or orange. Quartzite is a naturally formed metamorphic rock, and it’s only available in natural, neutral colors, making each slab unique. Because of its beauty and durability, quartzite is becoming more and more popular.
Quartzite color options?
Quartzite is well-suited to most modern kitchens because it’s typically a white- or gray-based stone, sometimes with hints of brown and black. It’s also possible to find natural quartzite with pink, red, yellow, blue, or green tones based on the minerals mixed in during the formation process. For example, rust-colored iron oxide tints quartzite with red or pink hues depending on the number of trace minerals in the rock. No matter which slab you choose, every piece of quartzite is unique. The neutral color palette can complement any design with an elegant touch.
Is quartzite as durable as other countertop stones?
Quartzite falls on the harder end of the natural stone spectrum, meaning it’s not easy to scratch or chip. However, it is a porous stone, so you must take proper care with direct heat and dark-colored spills. Typically we recommend sealing quartzite surfaces once a year, although this may be more or less frequent depending on the variety of quartzite slabs you choose for your home.
Is quartzite expensive?
Natural quartzite has a higher price point than other countertop options because of its unique qualities. Quartzite’s versatility, durability, and attractiveness make it a worthwhile option as it has become popular in recent years.
Does quartzite require a lot of maintenance?
Other than an annual sealant, caring for quartzite is simple. Avoid harsh chemical cleaners, and quickly wipe up spills and messes with natural soap and warm water.

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