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About Quartzite

Not to be confused with man-made "Quartz," quartzite is a naturally occurring metamorphic rock that is becoming more and more popular as a countertop material in today's most desirable homes. And no wonder--natural quartzite seems too good to be true…

  • It has the appearance of a marble, but doesn't etch like marble can.
  • The understated colors and soothing patterns typically found in quartzite go well with just about any color scheme or home décor. Most often, pure quartzite is naturally white or grey, with subtle veining; however, other colors are available as well. (Additional colors found in some varieties of Quartzite are due to the mingling of other minerals.)
  • Quartzite is harder than soapstone, marble, man-made “Quartz”, and even the hardest of granites—so no worries about scratching or dinging; In the unlikely event that it were to become damaged, it is repairable. (This is also true of marble, soapstone, and granite, but not of engineered “Quartz.”)
  • After sealing, quartzite is very resistant to staining.  
  • It won’t fade from exposure to bright light or sunshine, as can happen with man-made “Quartz.” And like all natural stones, quartzite is perfect for kitchen use because it is heat-proof.
  • Quartzite’s look is timeless and beautiful. There is no mistaking that it is real stone, with a unique veining pattern only nature could create. Each one-of-a-kind piece of quartzite has the appearance that artificial stone tries to imitate.

Actually, it is difficult to find a down side with quartzite, other than the fact that it is so hard, the homeowner’s choice of edge profile is limited, and that its high absorption rate means a good-quality sealer is necessary. But because its porosity is so easily overcome with today’s outstanding stone sealers, the only remaining disadvantage is cost. Quartzite is a high-end material that looks and acts like a high-end material.

Click here to see our current quartzite inventory.

For more information about natural quartzite, check out Wikipedia.


Located in Batesville, Indiana
Serving parts of Indiana, Ohio, & Kentucky

*Please Note: We schedule slab viewing Monday-Friday, by appointment only. 

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We work directly with you,
the homeowner,
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Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz

Remodeling and Home Design

Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz
Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz

Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz

Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz

Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz
Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz
Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz

Sebastian and Angie Moster, Owners

Natural Stone & the Green Movement  Countertop selection is often the first place people look to when opting to go green. Natural stone (especially Soapstone) is a top choice for the environmentally-friendly. 

The Stone Studio
12999 N. State Road 129, Batesville, IN 47006
Phone: (812) 933-0200