Quartzite is an igneous stone with an attractive sparkle finish. Quartzite is light in colour and forms as a result of quartz sandstone metamorphosing, which comes about when a rock like this undergoes changes in temperature and pressure.

Due to its variations in colour, quartzite has become very popular for benchtops, and because it is so durable it is often selected for building and/or construction applications. Quartzite is found in many areas of the world, but more often in regions that have been or are currently tectonically active.