This white quartzite resembles the Italian Calacatta marbles in appearance, but is much harder and more durable.
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What is Quartzite?
This is a metamorphic rock that has been formed from sandstone. A metamorphic rock is one that has been altered by energy that can include pressure and heat. Marble, for instance, is also a rock of this type that has been formed from limestone. Granite, on the other hand, is an igneous rock, which means that it has crystallized and solidified from lavas molten state.
Quartzite is an extremely hard rock that is not water or acid-soluble. On the Mohs test that measures how hard a material is, it has been given a hardness reading of 8/10. This mean that it is harder than glass and can actually cut it.
Due to the incredibly high abrasion resistance of quartzite it can be difficult to quarry and fabricate. This affects availability, fabrication lead times and cost. Some quartzites have high absorption ratings and will stain when exposed to oil and highly-pigmented liquids. Most quartzite has naturally occurring cracks and fissures.
Quartzite stone countertops can be an incredible addition to your home, but only if they are in their pure form, which can be a challenge. Even nowadays it can be difficult to find a pure counter that will live up to its flawless reputation.
- Naturally beautiful
- Time durable
- Natural hard rock
- Uniform appearance
In its’ purest form it’s white like marble, but can have impurities in it that lead to some incredible patterns and colors. For some people, it’s the only surface that they would ever consider due to its incredible beauty and strength (which vary from the minor amounts of impurities being incorporated with the quartz during metamorphism millions of years ago).
Why choose Quartzite
- Naturally beautiful and stylish
- Time Durabile