RESISTANCE TO CHEMICALS
WINE AND LIME
Quartzite is a hard, metamorphic rock which starts out as sandstone and is converted into quartzite through heating and pressure related to tectonic compression. Quartzite’s density makes it mostly resistant to erosion and volatile weather, which allows for applications such as wall coverings, roofing tiles, as well as flooring and stair steps. Today, quartzite is becoming increasingly popular indoor as a decoration piece and for countertop surfaces. Pure quartzite is usually a neutral color, varying from white to gray, but it can also form in various shades of pink and red due to varying amounts of iron oxide.