Quartzite

Quartzite is a very hard metamorphic rock that originated as sandstone.


Through a process of high heating and pressurization sandstone is transformed into Quartzite, an extremely strong and durable natural stone. When heated, individual quartz pieces recrystallize giving it a beautiful and decorative sparkling pattern. Quartzite is ideal for any countertop surface due to its strength and long-lasting composition. Consider quartzite countertops for its strength, beauty, and overall durability.

One of the first things most people want to know about quartzite is how it compares to granite. The two are both natural stones, both are hard, and both are very beautiful, but you have to look a little deeper to see if one is a better fit for you than the other.

Both are formed deep within the earth from heat and pressure, so both stones are hard and sturdy. At a 7 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, quartzite is actually harder than granite. It’s harder than all the other popular stones used in countertops.

The differences between the two are what makes quartzite countertops stand out. Many people love the look because some types can look very much like marble. Granite tends to have darker flecks in it (an effect of it being formed from molten lava), while quartzite usually has little or no dark spots.

Another difference between the two stones is the fact that most quartzite is denser and less porous than granite. Both are naturally porous to some extent, although you can find quartzite that may require little or no sealing at all.

 

Please use this material index as a reference to some of the most common stones we offer. Due to the nature of the products, color selection varies per location and as we frequently receive new shipments of slabs, some colors may not be available for viewing on this website.


Please visit our slab showrooms to see our latest inventory.

 
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BOTTICINO-CLASSICO

BOTTICINO CLASSICO

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BOTTICINO-FIORITO

BOTTICINO FIORITO

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BOTTICINO-SEMI-CLASSICO

BOTTICINO SEMI CLASSICO

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CALACATTA-GOLD

CALACATTA GOLD

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CREMA-MARFIL

CREMA MARFIL

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EMPERADOR-DARK

EMPERADOR DARK

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EMPERADOR-LIGHT

EMPERADOR LIGHT

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EMPRESS-GREEN

EMPRESS GREEN

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NERO-MARQUINA

NERO MARQUINA

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NEW-FIOR-DI-PECO

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RAINFOREST-BROWN

RAINFOREST BROWN

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RAINFOREST-GREEN

RAINFOREST BROWN

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ROJO-ALICANTE

ROJO ALICANTE

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STATUARY-VENATO

STATUARY VENATO

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ST-LAURENT

ST LAURENT

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WHITE-CARRARA

WHITE CARRARA