Quartzite comes from sandstone which undergoes a natural process to become a metamorphic rock. These rocks are made through high pressure beneath the earth’s crust.
Quartzite is harder than granite. In terms of hardness using the Mohs Hardness Scale, quartzite scores at seven while granite is between 6 and 6.5.
Quartzite is heat and scratch-resistant, it has higher heat and scratch resistance than quartz.
- Highly heat resistant
- Good alternative to marble