Quartzite, not to be confused with Quartz, is formed from a natural occurring material that’s excavated from the Earth. These excavation processes are similar to the process of quarried Granite. Since Quartzite has such a long formation process (over millions of years), it has an unique look and style within its colors. Marble shares a few similar attributes to Quartzite, but Quartzite is a lot less labor intensive when it comes to maintaining it. Because of its ability to resist scratching and its easy cleanup, Quartzite becomes a highly attractive option vs Marble.
Like most of the natural floor tile and dense stone material, using a liquid detergent with hot water cleans Quartzite surfaces really well. If you do accidentally spill, be sure to try and get it picked up sooner than later. Ultraviolet resistance is one of outstanding qualities Quartzite has that makes it ideal in Gilbert. The resistance of this material is amazing because it does not fade in harsh Arizona sunlight. Like all naturally occurring materials, Quartzite comes in 100% original styles and color palettes. This material is one that is considered timeless and never dated. The market trends have gravitated toward whiter styles of Quartzite counters and floors. With the excellent durable properties and great attributes, its definitely worth considering versus the Slates and Marbles.
Quartzite is formed based on high heat and compression within the earth. This material is commonly used in floor, wall, and staircase installations. Since this material has been formed under extreme pressure and heat, the material becomes highly scratch resistant in comparison to the other major tiling options. The formation process all makes this material super dense and durable. Most of this material is cut to one half – one inch thick pieces. It’s very important to understand the weight load when installing on any second level or load rated engineered building. Quartzite ranks at 7 on the hardness charts. All the Quartzite aspects are similar to Marble with the added benefit of being scratch resistant. However, just like Marble, Quartzite looks it’s best when highly polished in a shiny condition. Since its best state is when Quartzite Floors are shiny, it’ll be very slippery if it’s installed around pools, bathrooms, and spas.
Quartzite in it’s Honed state, tends to give off a satin hue and look. This odd appearing glow still has a high-end vibe and feel to it. Honed Quartzite systems are considerably less slippery than highly polished Quartzite flooring systems.
Highly polished Quartzite will show exactly how much dust and dirt builds up on the surfaces, but the best news about it is that it has an incredible ability to withstand super harsh chemicals versus any form of glazed tiles. Quartzite’s timeless appearance looks similar to the images on this page with mostly white and grey twisting veins with speckles of gold or silver infused in between. Bottom line is that this flooring is simply gorgeous, and it’s a perfect option to have for kitchen countertops and flooring. The appearance of most Quartzite installations, when completed, is that of a high-end straight forward and clean fashion.
Quartzite Tile and Countertops
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Quartzite is slightly on the higher cost end, but it’s totally worth the investment based on the increases of property value it brings to virtually any home. A level 7 hardness means that this flooring or countertop material will likely last longer than your home. When Tile Installation Gilbert installs these as tiles vs slab, we’ll bring along an extra box for you to have if one were to break in the future. Its always a good idea to have a few extra that are quarried from the same mine. We’ll the hard work of installing, and you should plan on enjoying the beautiful timeless material of Quartzite flooring and countertops.