Quartzite is formed from pressurized sandstone whose grains mold together with quartz crystals – giving way to its name. This creates a crystallized and very dense, hard stone. Since it is a natural stone, it is acquired through mining and made into slabs that are used in residential and commercial applications.
Quartzite Practicality and Functionality
Quartzite is becoming a competitive stone in the market as it becomes a popular option in kitchen designs, bathroom countertops, fireplace surrounds and commercial spaces. It is scratch resistant, low maintenance, durable and very versatile. It holds up well to hot and cold temperatures and is UV resistant, so it can also be an option for outdoor applications. Quartzite can be given any of our finishes such as honed, caressed or polished. Certain quartzite materials will take better to different finishes. You can also choose from our many edge profiles to incorporate in your quartzite design. This stone has minimal limitations and is a perfect option that holds up to your everyday activities.
Besides its performance, quartzite offers luxurious beauty. The movements in the stone and the grains bring it to life as it sits imitating its formation process. Each vein and speckle draws your eye to the next in a natural sequence. It glistens when light reflects off of it from the naturally embedded crystals. Colors tend to be neutral with similarities to marble, but the patterns and characteristics are endless as each slab is uniquely one-of-a-kind.
Quartzite, like any natural stone, is porous with some types of quartzite being more porous than others. This means that the surface can absorb liquids and bacteria if not cleaned properly. Quartzite is sealed and should be sealed periodically to help fill any pores to protect it from spills or etching. This is a practical stone for any application with incredible performance.