Quartzite is an increasingly popular choice among homeowners and interior designers due to its contemporary look and neutral tones. 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 the durability of granite.
Natural quartzite is a hard, non-foliated metamorphic rock, which was originally pure quartz and sandstone. Sandstone is converted into quartzite through heating and pressure usually related to tectonic compression. The color variation depends on several factors such as the amount of iron oxide present, the region the stone comes from and the age of the stone.
Its chic look combined with its durability makes it a top trend contender for everything from kitchen countertops to feature walls.See more applications.