Quartzite is a metamorphic rock, composed almost entirely of natural quartz. When quartz-rich sandstone has been exposed to high pressures and temperatures, the quartz grains fuse together to form a dense, hard rock. It. Typically, quartzite is usually white to gray in color. We see color variations from differing mineral content in the rock. Quartzite is extremely strong and durable, similar in composition to Granite.
Care & Maintenance
Quartzite will last for years with proper cleaning and maintenance. Use a sponge or soft cloth and hot water for quick cleanups, for everyday cleaning it’s best to stick with water and dish soap. With all stones, it is best to blot spills right away to ensure acidic substances, like wine or coffee, don’t stain the surface. Use coasters under glasses and cups to minimize possible temporary water rings. Generally, hot pads are not required with most natural stone tops.
When choosing countertop materials, it’s helpful to compare the pros and cons of each. Quartzite countertops are similar to granite in that they are very durable and long-lasting with proper cleaning and maintenance. Resistant to heat, scratches and stains, these natural stones are ideal in kitchens and bathrooms. Engineered quartz (man made product) shares similar properties, perhaps being slightly less stain and heat resistant but lacks the natural beauty that nature provides.
Marble is not quite as tough as granite or quartzite, but it shares a key quality: Both are made of genuine, natural stone and share dramatic veining features. Each slab will, therefore, be unique and act as a focal point in any room. Marble is more porous than Granite and Quartzite and requires a little more routine maintenance, making Granite and Quartzite the lower maintenance option.
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At Great Lakes Granite & Marble, our showroom features a premium selection of quality natural stone and quartz products for any room in the house. Plus, our team of professionals is available to consult with you on selecting the right materials to suit your needs and design tastes. Please check out our product catalog to view our granite, quartzite, quartz and marble products, or call us to request a quote.
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