Quartzite Collection by Francini Inc.

Contact Francini Inc. for Current Quartzite Availability


Did you know you can view Francini’s inventory of natural stone online? If you’ve taken our Stone Quiz to match you with the perfect stone, or you already know what you like, we highly recommend viewing stone slabs in person at one of our many locations throughout the United States. This is because pictures generally depict movement, veining, hues, and color tone and they may appear different from the actual slab. 

Quartzite from Francini Inc.

About Francini Inc. Quartzite


Quartzite is considered an intrusive and igneous stone formed when sandstone rich in quartz is subjected to high temperatures and pressure in the earth's crust. The two conditions create an ideal environment that facilitates the fusing of quartz grains to form a tough equigranular stone. The stone is so strong that it breaks across quartz grains instead of splitting along the separating boundaries, a characteristic differentiating quartzite from sandstone. Quartzite is generally composed of 90-99% silicone dioxide and other minerals, including iron dioxide and impurities of magnetite, rutile, and zircon. Trace element residue promotes color variation, while its hardness makes it ideal for flooring, countertops, backsplash, wall applications, showers, furniture, and outdoor use. 

Quartzite Care and Maintenance

True quartzite is typically durable and is never corroded by food-based acids such as lemon juice and vinegar. However, stronger acids used for cleaning may corrode quartzite, such as rust remover. Quartzite has a high heat resistance comparable to granite, meaning hot pads or trivets should be used to avoid thermal-induced stress on the stone.

Routine cleaning of quartzite should be done every day using a soft cloth, warm water, and soap. Consult your stone fabricator for specific cleaning needs and products or visit the Natural Stone Institute at www.naturalstoneinstitute.org/consumers.

Quartzite slab

Quartzite FAQs

  • Quartzite is low-maintenance and UV resistant. 
  • Each stone is unique. 
  • There are a range of colors to choose from, including the lighter tones you typically see in marbles.
  • Quartzite has a hardness of 7.0 - 8.0 on the MOHS hardness scale. It is known for its durability. 

Although quartzite is durable, it is not chip-free or indestructible. However, it's more scratch-resistant than quartz, marble, or granite.

Are You Interested in Our Quartzite Collection?


Over time, we've built lasting relationships with many clients worldwide by sourcing all of our products from reputable quarries around the globe. We would be delighted to partner with you on your next project. At Francini Incorporated, quality and customer satisfaction are our priorities. 

Since our inventory is always changing, contact us directly for general inventory questions and custom selections.