It’s no surprise Quartzite has become a popular choice for countertops in kitchens, baths, and custom surfaces. It’s a very hard natural stone — harder than many granite countertop stones — and it’s available in a beautiful palette of colors and textures. Quartzite shrugs off moisture, acidity, doesn’t scratch easily, is unaffected by hot pots and pans, and is very easy to clean and maintain.
In addition to its superb durability, Quartzite slabs are inherently “quieter” than granite. Its colors and textures are somewhat similar to marble, but with more pizazz that offer gorgeous choices for your design goals.
Quartzite is a metamorphic rock that was originally pure quartz sandstone. Over time, immense heat and pressure recrystallize the individual quartz mineral grains into an interlocking mosaic of quartz crystals. The original texture and sedimentary structures of the quartz sandstone are erased and the surface becomes glassy. Minor amounts of other minerals and substances, such as iron oxide, silica, carbonate and clay, migrate during re-crystallization to render unique colors, streaks, and patterns.
The Affinity Collection
As is true of all of the natural stones we offer, each quartzite slab in our collection has been individually inspected and selected to meet stringent quality criteria. Colors are thoughtfully curated into groupings from whites to creams to gorgeous deeper colors in tones from cool to neutral to warm. Textures and rhythmic patterns are also evaluated since those characteristics are equally important to achieving your design goals.
Here are some representative examples of our quartzite collection. (Please note that our inventory changes constantly due to high demand. Please visit our design center to view current inventory or complete the email form at the bottom of this page to contact us today.)