Quartz Vs. Quartzite

Quartz Vs. Quartzite
Quartz and Quartzite are both popular materials for projects at Marble.com. Although, both are durable and make visually stunning choices for countertops, they have some significant differences.

Quartz is an engineered stone that is made up of 95% quartz and 5% polymer resins. It is nonporous and does not require sealing, making it ideal for high traffic kitchens and bathrooms. Quartz comes in thousands of colors and has consistent patterns that make seams virtually invisible.

Quartzite is a completely natural stone formed by heating and pressure under the Earth’s crust. It bears a striking resemblance to marble because of its white and gray colors, while being better suited for high traffic areas because it is less porous. Quartzite is also highly resistant to heat and scratches. Sealing twice per year is required.

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4 thoughts on “Quartz Vs. Quartzite”

  1. Justin Crediblename

    some websites are listing Verde Bamboo as quartzite. Is this accurate?
    here are some links to pictures:

    I just cut through a slab and it took about 3-8x the time that other granites took to cut. Even absolute black 3cm was about twice as fast as the bamboo 2cm. Is this indicative of being quartzite?
    The only verde bamboo I see on marble.com is listed as granite, though it does look like granite in the picture there..
    please advise :-/

  2. You forgot to mention that man made quartz discolors from sunlight and can melt. Also that warranties don’t cover damage due heat from to coffee pots, pancake griddles or crock pots.

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