Quartzite is an increasingly popular choice among homeowners and interior designers.
Its sophisticated good looks combined with crystalline sparkle, durability, earth-toned colors and stylish appearance make it a top trend contender for everything from kitchen countertops to feature walls.
Quartzite is a term that is sometimes used quite loosely in the stone industry. It can be used to describe some stones which are more closely related to dolomites and marbles. It’s important to check with your fabricator if the stone you selected is a “soft” or “hard” quartzite. Here are some popular quartzites, and the categories they fall into:
Hard quartzite: Sea Pearl, Taj Mahal, White Macaubas, Azul Macaubas, Perla Venata
Soft quartzite: Grey Goose/Super White, Fantasy Brown
Quartzite forms in a range of colors. Natural, earth-toned hues are the most commonly seen. Neutral tones of white, grey and beige are popular for the trend toward lighter surfaces in the home. Quartzite can also be found in various other color options, such as blue, green, pink or red. The color variation depends on several factors such as the amount of iron oxide present, the region the stone comes from and the age of the stone.