First question first – Is Quartz and Quartzite the same? The answer is NO! The biggest difference being, quartz slabs are man-made material, whereas quartzite is a natural stone. Quartzite is a hard, metamorphic rock which is originally pure quartz sandstone. Don’t get confused with the word quartz here. Sandstone is converted into quartzite through heating and pressure usually related to tectonic compression deep within the earth’s crust.
Marble has been admired as one of the most exquisite and opulent natural stones, for hundreds of years and rightly so. The most desired of them all, being natural Italian marble. After all, marble is one of Mother Nature’s breath-taking creations that takes millions of years to form.
Have you ever wondered why the Italian variety of white marble is considered as some of the world’s finest creations? Is it just like any other white marble only originating in Italy or is there more to the story? Let’s find out!