Quartzite Hard Metamorphic Rock
Sandstone is converted into Quartzite, an exceptionally strong and durable natural stone, through a process of high heating and pressurization. Individual quartz pieces recrystallize when heated, creating a lovely and decorative sparkling pattern. Due to its strength and long-lasting composition, quartzite is suitable for any countertop surface. Quartzite countertops are popular because of their power, elegance, and overall durability. The most common question people have about quartzite is how it compares to granite. Both are natural stones that are strong and beautiful, but you’ll have to dig a little deeper to see if one is a better match for you than the other. Quartzite countertops stand out because of the distinctions between the two. Many people like the appearance because certain forms resemble marble. Granite has darker flecks (due to the fact that it was made from molten lava), whereas quartzite has little or no dark spots. The fact that most quartzite is denser and less brittle than granite is another distinction between the two stones. Both are porous by nature to some degree, while quartzite can be found that requires little or no sealing.