Myth Buster: Quartzite is Different than Marble

Very few quartzite that are currently on the market are true quartzite, and are actually technically marbles. Below are some facts to know when dealing with quartzite.

  • A misconception is quartzite is stronger than marble, when in reality many scratch, etch and stain as easily as marble

  • Numerous popular quartzite colors actually have the same properties as marble, making them just as delicate, and thus should be sold as a marble, to manage expectations

  • These popular colors contain calcium carbonate, making the stone “soft”, which qualifies a stone as a marble

  • Popular soft quartzite colors that are technically marbles include Super White, Fantasy Brown & Everest are actually marbles

  • Honed and leathered finishes can help mask scratching and etching, but do not prevent marking