Quartzite is a extremely hard metamorphic rock that started as sandstone. Through a process of high heating and compression sandstone is morphs into Quartzite, an extremely hard and durable natural stone. When heated and pressurized, individual quartz pieces recrystallize giving it a unique beautiful and decorative random sparkling pattern. Quartzite is excellent for any countertop surface due to its strength characteristics and long-lasting composition. When selecting material for your next countertop surface, consider quartzite countertops for its strength, beauty, and overall durability. With today's advance sealants the resistance to stain is excellent and low maintenance.

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Quartzite Facts:
     

  • Quartzite is the result of sandstone expose to under extreme heat and pressure. (Process of Mother Nature)
  • At least ninety percent of a true quartzite rock is composed of quartz.
  • Quartzite is usually translucent  white or a light shade of gray, sometimes contains pink.
  • Mountains are the main location to find quartzite.
  • Quartzite has a smooth texture with sometimes a grainy and shiny appearance.
  • Silica found on Earth is the purest type of quartzite.
  • Many building material, including bricks are composed of quartzite.
  • Quartzite is very strong and hard so it is mined from the Earth's surface rather than mined underground.
  • The coloring in quartzite is relevant upon the quantity of iron oxide that is present.
  • structures made of quartzite usually will not wear because quartzite is resistant to weathering.
  • Railroad tracks beds often contains quartzite because of its strength and excellent durability.
  • Quartzite has many applictions in construction and can be used for flooring, decorative wall coverings, and countertops.
  • In the Stone Age when flint was difficult to locate, quartzite was many times used as a material.
  • Quartzite can be found in many countries around the world  including the United Kingdom, and the United States.
  • The silica in quartzite causes soil around the quartzite to not have enough nutrients to sustain vegetation.