THE BOSTON GRANITE EXCHANGE

Quartzite COLLECTION

A hard, compact natural stone available in many natural colors and suitable for a wide variety of residential uses.

Use

Countertops, bar tops, wall covering and flooring.

Look

A glassy luster decorative stone available in many colors.

Finish

Multiple finish options including polished, honed and leathered.

Sources

Italy, Spain and Brazil.

Relative Cost

Wide selection to choose a design to meet budget.

Care

Simple daily cleaning using mild dish detergent and warm water. Bi-annual sealing of countertop is recommended. Consult with your fabricator for care instructions specific to your quartzite stone.

Resistance Levels

Quartize Abrasion Resistance - High HIGH
Quartize Stain Resistance - High HIGH
Quartize Etching Resistance - High HIGH
Quartize Heat Resistance - Medium MEDIUM
Quartize UV Resistance - Low LOW
Composite: Siliceous and metamorphic; hardness on Mohs scale of 6.5-7.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is quartzite?

Quartzite is a hard, compact natural stone available in many natural colors and suitable for a wide variety of residential uses.

Where does Boston Granite Exchange source its quartzite?

Italy, Spain and Brazil.

What are the best uses of quartzite?
Countertops, bar tops, wall covering, and flooring.
How do you care for quartzite?

Quartzite is easy to maintain. Clean by spraying and wiping with a neutral cleaner readily available. Periodic sealing is recommended. Consult with your fabricator for care instructions specific to your quartzite stone.

What finishes are available for quartzite?

Multiple finish options including polished, honed and leathered.

What is etching of natural stones?
Etching is the impact of acidity on the natural stone. Acids such as from red wine, orange juice and lemons can etch the natural stone dulling the finish and changing the texture. Marble is more susceptible to etching as compared to granite, soapstone and quartzite which are etching resistant.
What are the best stones for stain resistance?
Soapstone, quartzite and quartz.
What are the best stones for abrasion resistance?

Granite, soapstone, quartzite and quartz.

What are the best stones to resist etching?
Granite, soapstone, quartzite and quartz.