Sophisticated quartzite is a stylish choice for your home and has become increasingly popular due to its durability, low maintenance and gorgeous color palette compliments of mother nature.
Having similar names, there tends to be some confusion between quartz and quartzite so here’s what you need to know. Quartzite is a natural stone that begins life as sandstone and under extreme heat and pressure deep in the earth, transforms into quartzite. The stone is mined, cut into slabs, and then precisely cut using diamond blades to become countertops. The slabs are polished and sealed for durability.
Quartz is a manmade material, often called engineered stone that is made from a combination of crushed stone, resins and piment for color which is then fabricated into countertops.
Natural quartzite requires similar care to that of other natural stones. Promptly wipe up spills and use trivets for hot items to protect the stone’s surface. Regular yearly sealing is recommended to minimize any etching or stains.
There are many benefits with Quartzite. Applications include countertops and feature walls such as a stunning backsplash or tub and shower walls. This material is a popular choice for kitchens because it is extremely durable. In fact, quartzite is harder than granite and quartz. It is also highly resistant to heat and stains although regular sealing is required to protect the stone’s surface.
Quartzite boasts a sophisticated style similar to the beauty of marble but without the worry. Quartzite is low porous making it less susceptible to staining. Marble is a softer more porous stone. Same style smarter choice!
The color palette features earth-tones such as white, gray, and warm neutrals. The lighter colors tend to be the most popular and some colors are available.
The slabs will feature a variety of looks from distinct veining in a more solid color to more movement and crystalline sparkles.