Quartzite is a very hard natural stone that offers a broad and beautiful palette of colors and textures. It stands up to moisture, acidity, doesn’t scratch readily, is very easy to clean and maintain, and is unaffected by hot pots and pans. Much like granite, quartzite is a wonderful choice for kitchen and bath countertops, and adapts to a variety of design styles from classic to modern.
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.