Quartzite is ideal for any countertop surface due to its strength and long-lasting composition.
Quartzite is a very hard metamorphic 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.
When deciding on what to use for your next countertop surface, consider quartzite countertops for its strength, beauty, and overall durability. 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.
In its’ purest form it’s white like marble, but it 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.