Granite is another type of metamorphic rock that has a similar appearance to quartzite. Unlike quartzite, granite is formed as molten magma cools within the earth. This process creates a natural stone with visible crystals of feldspar and mica, giving granite its characteristic speckled appearance.
Granite slabs are also very hard and durable, making them an excellent choice for both countertops and floors.
However, unlike quartzite, a granite countertop, like all natural stone materials, does require regular sealing in order to prevent stains and scratches. Whereas engineered stone countertops need very little maintenance
Additionally, a granite countertop is prone to absorbing moisture and humidity, as most natural stone materials do, which can cause it to expand or contract depending on the ambient temperature.
At the end of the day, both quartzite and granite are beautiful natural stones that can be used in a wide variety of home construction projects.
If you are looking for a durable and low-maintenance material that does not need regular sealing, then quartzite is the perfect choice.
However, if you prefer the speckled appearance of granite and do not mind performing routine maintenance to keep it in good condition, then this material may be a better fit for your needs.