Quartzite…a perfect choice!
Posted on May 29, 2019
By Rahul Dhruv
Quartzite, which is predominantly silica, is a metamorphic rock formed when Quartz-rich sandstone has been exposed to high temperatures and pressures.
Its siliceous nature makes it a perfect choice for kitchen countertops because chemically it has a very high resistance to anything acidic.
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 its marble-like appearance and granite-like properties which makes it ideal for kitchens as well as many other applications. The hardness of quartzite makes it extremely resistant to water absorption, heat and scratches.
What to expect when we use Quartzite on our kitchen countertop:
- Quartzite typically tend to have fissures and pits on the surface which are filled & sealed with resin at the factory overseas.
- Quartzite is harder than Granite as its composition is predominantly quartz – generally over 90%. You can cut on it, put hot pans on it, etc.
- Occasionally, some blocks of quartzite can have traces of calcium carbonate which can cause localized etching if that particular section comes in contact with anything acidic. If cleaned in reasonable time, you can prevent the area from etching.