Featured Product: Quartzite

July 17, 2014   |   Design Dilemmas, Design Trend, Showroom Scoop

Our featured product this week was our White Antartide Quartzite. To learn more about quartzite in general, we’ve compiled a few brief descriptions to get you more familiar with the product to consider for your space.
Quartzite:
This is an amazing material. It is naturally strong, resists heat and is hard to stain. Quartzite is formed from sandstone and quartz together under a great deal of heat and pressure. The empty grains of sandstone are filled with quartz. This process makes quartzite harder than quartz. On the Mohs scale of hardness (1-10), with 10 the hardest, granite measures between 6 and 6.5; whereas quartzite measures around 7.
However, there is a chance for etching to occur on its surface. Quartzite is considered an exceptional material for use in countertops. This can be literally found all over the world, as it is a very common material formed in the crust of the earth. You will notice the more sought after material originates in Brazil and India. The difference in price for the material in either slabs or tiles will be reflected through the availability of colors and location. Info source.
Quartzite is a very hard, metaphoric rock that originated as sandstone. Through a process of high heating and pressurization, sandstone is transformed into Quartzite, an extremely strong and durable natural stone. When heated, individual quartz pieces recrystallize, giving it a beautiful and decorative sparkling pattern. Quartzite is ideal for any countertop surface due to its strength and long-lasting composition. When deciding on what to use for your next countertop surface, consider quartzite countertops for its strength, beauty, and overall durability. Info source.