Quartzite is a metamorphic rock that is made almost entirely of mineral quartz. Quartzite is typically white or light-colored due to the sand quartz being light-colored. What is the difference between granite and quartzite? Granite is a complete separate category that is formed from liquid magma. Visually, granite has distinct flecks of darker colors in it, while quartzite is genarally harder and denser and pattern is more like marble, or may have subtle areas of different colors. Sometimes people mislabel quartzite as granite due to their similar properties. Granite and quartzite are both harder than glass and neither can be etched by acids. Natural stone is a product of nature, and is subject to pleasing variations in color, texture, and movement. Pictures do not necessarily depict accurate shading and hues. Because computer monitors are calibrated differently, the colors you see may vary from the actual material. GranBrazil strongly recommends you visit the showroom in Madison, IN to hand select your stone and find your perfect new quartzite countertops. Keep in mind we also supply quartzite countertops in La Grange and quartzite countertops in Columbus!