Quartzite is a metamorphic rock formed when quartz-rich sandstone or chert has been exposed to high temperatures and pressures. 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 a decorative stone and may be used to cover walls, as roofing tiles, as flooring, and stairsteps. Quartzite is ideal for any countertop surface due to its strength and long-lasting composition, its use for countertops in kitchens is expanding rapidly. It is harder and more resistant to stains than granite.
Quartzite is heat resistant, doesn’t scratch or etch like some surfaces can, and being a natural product each slab offers exquisite one-of-a-kind looks to give your countertop a personal signature. Designers are crushing over quartzite, and we aren’t the least surprised.