How much does natural quartzite cost?

 Natural quartzite is on the higher-end of options for stone surfaces. However, its unique beauty and durability makes it well worth the cost for many buyers. Would recommend speaking to a fabricator before making a choice.

Is natural quartzite more durable than granite?

Granite is an igneous rock and quartzite is metamorphic so each has unique features. Granite is a favorite for kitchen applications and quartzite is just beginning to gain popularity and both offer excellent durability.

It is fond of saying that natural quartzite “looks like a marble and acts like a granite.” You’re really getting the best of both worlds with quartzite.

Before you make a choice, consider where your surface will be installed and how it will be used. Also consider the design of your space as the look of one may be better suited.

What is the difference between quartz and natural quartzite?

Quartz is entirely different from natural quartzite. Quartz is primarily silica or silicon dioxide. It comes in many colors like white, gray, yellow, rose, violet, yellow, and brown. It is a crystalline stone and is very hard. Natural quartzite is a metamorphic rock that starts as quartz-based sandstone. It is mostly white or gray and is very hard, but more difficult to work with and not as abundant as quartz. Each has it’s unique strengths so make your choice based on your lifestyle.

Quartz composite countertops are made of 93% quartz and make a good contender for solid surface countertops.

How can I use natural quartzite?

Natural quartzite is a beautiful stone that gives your kitchen or bathroom sense of durable beauty. It is most used on countertops and backsplashes and comes in slabs. Follow manufacturer guidelines for application of any natural stone slab.

How do I care for natural quartzite?

Even though quartzite is very durable, it does need some TLC to keep it looking its best. All natural stones should be sealed because of their porous nature. Reseal your quartzite annually. Use stone cleaners or pH neutral soaps to clean your natural quartzite and dry it thoroughly. Avoid abrasives—even though it is very difficult to scratch natural quartzite—to keep your surface looking like new.

What colors does natural quartzite come in?

Natural quartzite is mostly white or gray and sometimes brown or black. Occasionally, you can find pink, red, yellow, blue or green hints in the stone as well. These come from other minerals in the quartzite, so the more pure the quartzite, the less colored it will be.