What is Quartzite ? Quartzite is a naturally occurring metamorphic rock. It is created when sandstone is subjected to extreme heat and pressure caused by tectonic plate compression in the crust of the earth. The stone is mined and sawn into slabs which are later precisely cut to become countertops.
Hardness : Quartzite is harder than granite, so it is quite durable.
Heat Resistance : Quartzite is more resistant than Quartz and Granite.
Scratch Resistance : Quartzite is more resistant to scratching compared to quartz and granite. The dark grey patterns and its natural veining makes it easy to cover up scratches on the countertop.
UV Resistance : It is highly resistant to direct UV rays. This prevents the surface from fading and you can use it for outdoor countertops or in a room which receives direct UV rays.
Usable Areas : Kitchen Countertops & Backsplash – Bathroom Vanities – Fireplaces – Tub Surrounds – Floor & Wall