Quartzite is a very hard metamorphic rock that originates as sandstone. Through the process of high heating and pressurization, sandstone is transformed into Quartzite. This makes the stone harder than engineered quartz, and an ideal stone for kitchen countertops.
Quartzite is resistant to heat from pots and pans, most household acids, and is hard to stain.
Drawn to the look of marble countertops but scared off by maintenance horror stories. Consider quartzite, a countertop stone that looks like marble but wears more like granite.
With the new stylistic choice in countertops being light grey and white stones, a multitude of quartzites are the most optimal materials to use. It should be noted that granite countertops differ largely from quartzite but quartzite contains flaws you won’t see in granite. Many selections to choose from include: Taj Mahal, Sea Pearl, Mother of Pearl, Fusion,White Macaubas, Fantasy Brown and Symphony. More cream- and beige-colored ones include Nacarado, Perla Venata and White Princess.
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