Quartzite is a nonfoliated metamorphic rock composed almost entirely of quartz. It forms when a quartz-rich sandstone, is altered by the heat, pressure, and chemical activity of metamorphism. These conditions recrystallize the sand grains and the silica cement that binds them together. The result is a network of interlocking quartz grains of incredible strength.

  • Beneficial Features – Quartzite is a decorative stone which is used as kitchen countertops, to cover walls, as roofing tiles, in flooring, and for stair steps. Quartzite is extremely popular due to it’s marble like appearance and granite like properties which makes it an ideal choice to be used in kitchen. Hardness of quartzite makes it extremely resistant to water absorption, heat & scratches.
  • Quartzite Care – Use a stone sealant for an additional layer of protection. There are instances when a particular block of a quartzite can have traces of calcium carbonate which can be a cause of localized etching if that particular section comes in contact with anything acidic. Quartzite even in this situation will give you more time to clean up before it starts to etch.  Learn More

Quartzite is considered an “Exotic” material and it is extremely hard and difficult to cut and work with. It requires special tools, techniques and expertise that only a handful of countertop fabricators possess. At Creative Stone, we have vast experience working with this beautiful material and are the #1 referred-to company for projects using this material by suppliers, contractors, and even other fabricators.

Creative Stone offers a large assortment of natural stone slabs to suit specific tastes or design applications, ranging from consistent grain structures and colors to multicolored stones with veins or movement resulting from the uneven distribution of minerals. We also work with all the local distributors to make sure you find the material that is just right for your project.