Quartzite countertop is a slab of natural quartzite stone. It is a metamorphic rock that starts as a quartz-rich sandstone. With intense heat, pressure, and metamorphic activity, it transforms over time to crystallize and reconfigure the quartz into a new structure. So, what’s the difference between quartz and quartzite countertops?
Quartz countertop is man-made and generally consist of quartz dust or chips all bound together with a strong resin. The quartzite countertops we’re talking about are actual slabs of the natural quartzite stone. The natural slab is typically sealed to help make it more non-porous and protect it from the wear and tear of time. Quartzite naturally resists damage from sunlight, and due to its natural development, every piece is a unique, singular piece of artistry. You’ll never see two slabs that look quite the same.