Quartzite: Now at The Selection Center
You may be asking yourself, “What’s the difference between Quartzite and Quartz?”.
Well, I’m glad you asked. Quartzite is a mined natural stone. It’s composition is where the name comes from. Quartzite is mostly comprised of quartz in its natural form. Quartzite is a naturally occurring metamorphic rock that starts out as sandstone and evolves over time under intense heat and pressure. These slabs allow homeowners to have the dramatic patterns, colors and whites they may be searching for in Marble or other natural stone.
Quartz the countertop surface is an engineered product comprised of quartz aggregate, color, resin and binders.
These slabs are custom quote only. Please reach out to your Customer Service Representative for quoting your next project!
Quartzite is a naturally strong and very durable stone which is relatively heat resistant. One of the main benefits of quartzite is that many of the varieties have a similar look to marble, but require much less maintenance, so it can be a good option for consumers who would like marble countertops but want something sturdier.
Quartzite is not indestructible and should be sealed to help protect the surface from etching and stains. Sealing should be carried out by the installer when the quartzite is first installed, and should be re-applied periodically after that, approximately once per year (home application products are available for this). As with all natural stone surfaces, spills should be wiped up as soon as possible and we recommend the use of a trivet for hot pots and pans.