quartzite

Natural Quartzite and Engineered Quartz: What’s the Difference?

by | Dec 6, 2019 | Educate

Engineered quartz and natural quartzite are both popular choices for countertops, backsplashes, bathrooms, and more. Here’s a quick and handy reference for understanding where they come from, what they’re made of, and how they differ.

Caring For Quartzite Countertops

by | Apr 4, 2019 | Educate

Quartzite has been gaining in popularity as a countertop material in the past few years. With a look similar to marble and a durability comparable to granite, this natural stone seems to have it all.

A Deep Dive Into the Properties of Quartzite

by | Aug 24, 2018 | Educate

Quartzite picks up where sandstone leaves off. It’s a metamorphic rock – one that’s been baked into an extra-tough stone by the heat and pressure that only comes from deep burial way down in Earth’s crust.

From Earth’s Mantle to the Fireplace Mantel: Tracing the Origins of Green Stones

by | Mar 13, 2018 | Educate

Let’s explore some green stones and illuminate their properties, minerals, and geologic origins.

Granite vs. Quartzite

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Countertop Comparisons, Educate

Granite and quartzite have very similar performance statistics. Quartzite is generally harder and denser and the pattern is more like marble which is appealing to many homeowners.

Getting to Know Your White Stones

by | Feb 23, 2017 | Educate

Read about white stones including marble, quartzite, and pegmatite. What colors are available and how does their performance as a countertop differ?

The Definitive Guide to Quartzite

by | Jan 24, 2017 | Educate

The definitive guide to a commonly mislabeled natural stone, quartzite.

Meet Macaubas: Harder Than Marble but Just as Gorgeous

by | Mar 22, 2016 | Educate

A case study featuring Macaubas Quartzite in a residential kitchen.

A Beginner’s Guide to Stone Selection

by | Mar 8, 2016 | Educate

Stone is versatile and can be used in many places throughout your home.