Quartzite has been gaining traction in popularity and demand recently. It’s a durable natural stone option mined from the ground and mainly sourced from Brazil. Quartzite has a prominent geological make-up of the natural quartz that you would find in jewelry. It’s glorious and often with a high shine polish surface finish. There’s no surprise that this material has become one of the most desirable.
Like other natural stones quartzite has a variation in color, tonality, and movement from piece to piece and often times it is significant. This is why we find it very important to view the material and inspect it prior to it being cut. While the density of this type of stone tends to be tight and isn’t likely to easily stain, it is porous and needs to be sealed to delay possible staining. We do not recommend to leave spills to dry on this surface. Hot pots and pans directly from the oven should have a buffer placed in between to keep internal inclusive fissures from opening up. Quartzite is typically less durable then granite but more durable then marble. Its appearance tends to have more of a soft flow and often times is less grainy then granite stone surfaces which has contributed to its increased demand.