Quartzite is composed of silica, which started as sandstone and is metamorphic.
Also known as Super White Quartzite, White American and Super White Granite.
The transformation is caused from heat and pressure resulting in compression.
Quartzite has a high resistance to acid, this combined with their beauty makes them great for the kitchen.
The comparison to marble is that its stain proof. It is said to have a marble like appearance and granite properties.
The surface can be treated making it antibacterial, scratch and heat resistant.
Quartzite is naturally resist water absorption sealant is recommended for a protective shield.
Like marble this stone can be used to decorate.
The trend in decorating is toward having white counters and finishes making this natural white stone increase in popularity.
Homeowners are moving away from the darker colors.
Super White Quartzite is very much like granite however, it is harder and found only in one particular quarry in Brazil.
There are small veins ranging in shades from medium to dark, white to light with tones of grey, pink, yellow, orange and/or beige.
However, this is a scarce stone with lots of the boulders still underground this makes it an expensive stone.
Applications are steps, roof tiles, floors, back splash and of course counter tops.
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