Quartzite, not to be confused with quartz stone surfaces, is naturally occurring and formed when sandstone meets extreme heat and pressure, recrystallizing the quartz grains and cementing them into their present mosaic of silica crystals. The look of each quartzite slab is often striking and memorable: the colors can vary from clear, glass-like crystals, to smoky whites and greys, to deep reds and even creamy greens, many with striking mineral deposits such as veins of iron. If you’re looking to make a lasting impression that will have people talking, be sure to consider quartzite for you new kitchen or vanity tops.