Myth Buster: Quartzite vs. 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

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