BIANCO GLAZED MATTE QUARTZITE
Granite and quartzite are both natural stone materials that are popular choices for countertops in kitchens and bathrooms. However, there are some key differences between the two materials:
Composition: Granite is a type of igneous rock that is formed from cooled magma or lava. It is composed mainly of quartz, feldspar, and mica. Quartzite, on the other hand, is a type of metamorphic rock that is formed from sandstone through a process of heat and pressure. It is composed mainly of quartz, and may also contain other minerals such as feldspar, mica, and hornblende.
Appearance: Granite and quartzite can both have a wide range of colors and patterns, depending on the specific type of stone. Granite tends to have a more varied and speckled appearance, while quartzite can have a more uniform and solid color.
Durability: Both granite and quartzite are known for their durability and resistance to scratching, chipping, and staining. However, quartzite is generally considered to be more durable and harder than granite, which makes it more resistant to damage. On the other hand, certain types of quartzites can be more prone to staining than granite depending on the color and type of the stone.
Maintenance: Both granite and quartzite require regular cleaning and sealing to maintain their appearance and prevent staining. However, quartzite may require more frequent sealing than quartzite, as in some cases it is more porous and prone to staining.
Cost: The cost of granite and quartzite countertops can vary widely depending on the specific type of stone, the thickness of the countertop, and other factors. In general, quartzite is more expensive than granite, due to its higher demand and limited supply.
Also check out dolamite countertops if you are looking more of a marble look than what quartzite countertops can offer.