Quartz for Kitchener Homes
Many Kitchenerhomeowners are attracted to the beauty of natural stone countertops.
For decades, the only two stone options available to Ontariocustomers were granite and marble. In recent years, however, quartzite has beengaining in popularity. Quartzite is a metamorphic rock that's formed whenquartz is fused with sandstone under great heat and pressure. This attractivestone is similar in appearance to granite, but has an even harder surface,scoring a seven on the Mohs scale.
Quartzite most often features neutral tones such as white, cream, beige, grey,and brown. The presence of iron oxide in the stone gives some slabs a pink,red, or burgundy tone. Exotic quartzes may even be found in yellow, blue, orgreen. The patterning in quartzite ranges from very subtle to boldly dramatic.