Caring For Your Residential Quartzite
Quartzite makes for a beautiful addition to your home, giving it an elegant and attractive feel whether as a countertop or in another installation. Quartzite is as durable as it is beautiful and with proper maintenance will bring years of beauty and light to your home.
Quartzite & It’s History
Quartzite is a non-foliated, metamorphic rock that is made almost entirely of quartz. Quartzite is created when sandstone that is rich with quartz is altered in the metamorphosis process. The heat pressure and chemical activity involved in the process allow the quartz and sandstone to recrystallize and bind together, resulting in an interlocking crystalline structure that is durable and beautiful.
True Quartzite is traditionally white and gray in color, like the quartz itself, though it can often contain hints of other colors. Some Quartzite may be colored a pink or red hue as a result of staining if the deposit also contained iron. Due to the metamorphic process, Quartzite remains one of the stronger allowing it to stand up to abrasion even better than some marble and granite.